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"...but mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize 
every minute of it... and never give that minute back un- 
til there was nothing left of it!' — Erma Bombeck 

Read the quote once more. I challenge you to do just that — to seize every minute of every day 
and make the most of it because you won't be given another chance. Why are you waiting to do 
something you've been intending to do? It could be now or never; tomorrow may be to late, so do 
it now There's no time like the present! 

Today is a day of opportunity. Each one is full of new chances, new experiences, and new 

challenges. Take time to evaluate your present condition. What are you doing today to improve 

your future? Are you walking through those open doors, or are you walking past them? Stop, 

seize those opportunities, and face life head on. Do your best to make the time you have count. 

.1 » There's no time like the present! 

lllul u u Each of you has been given special skills, gifts, 

and capabilities. Find out what you are good at 
then take those abilities and cultivate them, and 
do it with all your heart. Your best will draw life's 
best. Set your priorities and make everything 
worth your while. Take whatever task is set be- 
fore you and refuse to give up until that task is 
completed. Set goals and aspirations for your life 
and strive to accomplish them. Don't stop until 
you reach the top of your mountain. There's no 
time like the present! 

There's no time like the present to start doing 
these things while you're attending NWCC. I en- 
courage you to broaden your horizons, step out into 
the unknown, and accept a new challenge, but do 
so with boldness and courage. 
Don't quit! Keep on going! Finish the course! 

— Will Odom, editor 

"But the bravest are surely 
those who have the clearest 
vision of what is before them, 
glory and danger alike, and 
yet notwithstanding go out to 
meet it." — Thucydides 



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Student Life • 7 


Long lines are not uncommon during 
registration. Students wait to have their 
schedules entered into the computer and 
hope there are no class closings, (right) 



Miller, biol- 
ogy instruc- 
tor, and Bar- 
bara Bugg, 
advise An- 
gela Self of 
C r o w d e r 
and Toni 
Soncrant of 
Batesvill e 
and work 
out class 

Northwest reached its high- 
est enrollment ever this se- 
mester with 4,738 full- and 
part-time students. This is 
the largest enrollment the col- 
lege has seen in its 70-year 

In the past several years 
there has been consistent 
growth in the number of stu- 
dents registered at Northwest. 
"Our enrollment has 
increased and set new 
records for three con- 
secutive years;' said 
President David M. 
Haraway. This year 
there were 247 addi- 
tional students en- 
rolled over last year's 
total of 4,491, indicat- 
ing a 5.5 percent in- 
crease. "The number 
of full-time, in-state 
students grew by 4.4 
percent over last fall's 
number of full-time, 
in-state students',' said 
Dr. Haraway. These to- 
tals were calculated by 
college officials on Aug. 26, 
after late registration was 

"Over the decade from the 
fall 1987 to the fall 1997, en- 

rollment has grown by a phe- 
nomenal 1,459 students, or 
45 percent," said Dr. Haraway. 
"I am thrilled by this growth. 
It indicates to me that the con- 
fidence in Northwest by our 
constituency is growing and 
that our college is generally 
meeting their higher educa- 
tion needs and expectations? 
he said. 

Fall Enrollments at Northwest 








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45% Increase In 10 Year Period 

'87 '88 '89 '90 '91 '92 

Graphic provided by Dr. David M. Haraway 

93 '94 '95 '96 '97 

On the Senatobia campus 
there are 2, 1 94 enrolled in the 
day program and 270 enrolled 
in evening school for a total of 
2,464. Night enrollment is up 

by 54 students while day en- 
rollment is down by 1 0. 

Lafayette-Yalobusha Tech- 
nical Center added 60 stu- 
dents to its night enrollment 
over last year's total of 314. 
The day figure is 362; that's 
18 more than last year. This 
fall's total on the Oxford cam- 
pus is 681. 

Benton-Marshall Center in 
Ashland, however, 
lost 12 students 
from last fall's 63 for 
a total of 51 pres- 
ently enrolled. 

Day and evening 
school enrollment 
increased at DeSoto 
Center for a total of 
1,542. There was 
an increase of 81 
day students and 56 
night students over 
last year when the 
total was 1,405. 
DeSoto County con- 
tributed the greatest 
number of enrollees 
at 1,725 or 39.6 per- 
cent of the in-district enroll- 
ment. Panola County has the 
second highest number of en- 
rollees at 606, while Tate 
County accounted for 59 1 stu- 

dents. Lafayette County stu- 
dents numbered 514. 

Other counties in the 
Northwest district are repre- 
sented as follows: Marshall, 
268; Yalobusha, 215 
Calhoun, 129; guitman, 98 
Tallahatchie, 70; Benton, 73 
and Tunica, 67. 

According to the Institu- 
tional Research and Planning 
fact sheet for 1997, the female 
percentage of students at 
Northwest is 61.6 percent 
while the male percentage is 
38.4. Also, the report indi- 
cated that freshmen make up 
69.6 percent of the total popu- 
lation, leaving 30.4 percent to 

— Stacey Hollowell 





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Dana Walls of 
Abbeville receives her 
ID from Andy Walters 
of Southaven and josh 
Metzger of Olive 
Branch. ID and year- 
book pictures are the 
final stops during reg- 
istration for students. 
To avoid the hassle, 
freshmen could have 
their ID photos made 
during orientation. 


Cooke, direc- 
tor of housing, 
assists fresh- 
man Clifton 
Smith of Lam- 
bert with his 
housing appli- 
cation, (above) 

Mike Dottorey, 
counselor/ recruiter 
and disability sup- 
port services officer, 
Charlotte Alexander, 
and Given Aldridge, 
both mathematics 
instructors, check 
class enrollment fig- 
ures, (left) 

"Our enrollment has 
increased and set new 
records for three 
consecutive years'/ 
said Dr. Haraway. 


Registration • 9 

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Phillip McElyea portrays Hoyt Wooten as he directs the Coldwater Hotel 
Orchestra which consists of Ernie Kelly, Angela Williams, Karen Suddeth, Anna 
Estep, and Bob Reese, (below) 

Stephen Wiernasz plays the part of a reporter who is covering a groundbreaking 
story about M.P. "Hot" Moore's grass planting sensation, (below right) 

I Dale Bryant of Como serves as soundboard operator, 
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"Hill Country", written and directed by 
Sycamore Arts Council Artist in Residence John 
Pierce and a joint production of the Northwest 
Theatre Department and the Sycamore Arts 
Council, was a colorful illustration of Tate County 
and the people who call it home. The play, which 
ran Feb. 27 through March 2,1997, represented 
the strength, faith, and future hopes of the people. 

The play began with basic information about 
Tate County. The first scene opened with 
Hernando DeSoto the Spaniard, played by Al 
Canon. DeSoto was the first explorer to enter Tate 
County. Then the scene changed to the second 
European to enter the county, the Frenchman 
LaSalle, played by Bob Reese. The play continued 
down the county timeline, touching on such 
subjects as the Civil War, changes in a growing 
community, and Coldwater's famous radio station 
KFNG. "Hill Country" not only focused on the 
history of Tate County, it also showed the strength 
of the people. Two interesting stories were about 
the Coldwater bridges and the county's growing 
grass to, as Senatobia rancher Hot Moore (Al 
Canon) put it, "stop erosion and start a commo- 

The first story was about women from 
Coldwater taking a stand and getting the money to 
build safer bridges. The bridges at Coldwater had a 
reputation for being dangerous and were the cause 
of many deaths. Karen Sudduth, who played 
Eloise, gave a gripping performance, representing 
the strength many of the women possessed. 
Although this story was serious, Edna, played by 
Ernestine Kelly, added a little humor with her 
hyperventilating attacks. 

The second story was presented with a foot- 
tapping song. Hot sang "Grass" into the ears of the 
community. He told the people that growing grass 
would stop erosion, feed cows, and fertilize the 
soil. The community members started singing the 
same tune. This was truly a highlight of the first 

In the second act, the play focused on the 
faith and hopes of the people of the county. Local 
choirs from Senatobia First Baptist Church, 
Coldwater Second Baptist, Senatobia United 
Methodist, Coldwater United Methodist, and 
Senatobia High School gave a sample of the 
county s faith by singing some favorite hymns by 
candlelight. This was a beautiful and spiritual 

The hopes of the people were represented in 
the dream to continue breaking racial tensions 
and to become a united community. The play first 
showed how important it is to look within an 
individual and not judge him or her by appearance. 
This was represented in the song "Do You See Me", 
excellently performed by Supe Humphreys, Kelvin 
Knox, and Northwests Thornton Chisom III. 

Finally, the two boys having a dream about 
the Stars and the Spangles coming together in 
unity reflected the hope that the countys children 
will one day completely break racial tensions. This 
scene also showed how out of childrens innocence 
comes the simple truth, but accepting the truth is 
where lies the difficulty. 

The scenes in "Hill Country" did not com- 
pletely make sense on their own and seemed 
somewhat strange; however, together they make a 
wonderful picture of Tate County. Like the quilts at 
the end of the play, each scene represents a patch 
of the quilt with little meaning, but put together 
make a beautiful and colorful quilt. 

— Kelley Creecy 

Chris Pearson of Memphis plays the part of a reporter as he and cast members Lauren Shideler of 
Southaven and Kirk Suddeth of Coldwater listen to the story of the year as M.P "Hot" Moore 
reveals his plan for a new cash crop, (above) 

Angela Williams of 
Southaven joins some of the 
kids of the cast in protesting 
dangerous conditions on the 
Coldwater bridge, (above) 

Irina Likh of Kazakhstan 
performs as the pianist (or 
the infamous Coldwater 
Hotel Orchestra, (le 

Hill Country • 1 1 

Mrs. Trotsky, Irina Likh of 
Kazakhstan, professes her love for 
the gardener Ramon, played by 
Chris Pearson of Memphis, during 
the one act play Variations on the 
Death of Trotsky, (above) 


Actors, stage crew display talents in 
theater production of one-act comedies 

One by one, students, fac- 
ulty, and other patrons entered 
the Northwest Fine Arts Au- 
ditorium on Friday, Oct. 31, 
and Saturday, Nov. 1, for the 
Northwest Theatre Depart- 
ment's season opener All In 
The Timing, a series of comic 
one-act plays by David Ives. 


The audience found their 
seats and grew silent as the 
lights dimmed, and the actors 
took their places. 

The first of the three plays 
centers around Mr. Trotsky, a 
Russian revolutionary who 
has a mountain climbers axe 
smashed through his skull. 

Played by Stephen 
Wiernasz of Horn Lake, Mr. 
Trotskys death is predicted 
when his wife Mrs. Trotsky, 
played by Irina Likh of 
Kazakhstan, enters reading 
from a 1994 encyclopedia. 
The article reads that Ramon, 
the gardener who is actually 

a Spanish communist 
played by Chris Pearson of 
Memphis, smashed the 
mountain climbers axe 
through Trotskys skull. 

The title Variations on 
the Death of Trotsky be- 
comes evident as Trotsky 
dies (signified by a bell) sev- 
eral times during the play 
for various reasons which 
Ramon may or may not re- 
veal. No matter how he 
died, humor abounded 
through each variation and 
kept the audience laughing. 

In the next play Words, 
Words, Words, the audience 
looks at life through the eyes 
of Swift, Melissa Harber, 
Milton, Angela Williams, 
both of Southaven, and 
Kafka, Sandra Koenig of 
Amory, who play three mon- 
keys with typewriters con- 
fined to a laboratory by Dr. 
Rosenbaum in order to 
prove an evolutionary 
theory that in a controlled 
environment, they will pro- 
duce Hamlet. 

Not knowing who or what 
Hamlet is, the monkeys 
spend their days typing, 
smoking, swinging, eating, 
and working for peanuts. 
Williams, Harber, and 
Koenig amused the audi- 
ence by just "monkeying 
around" and kept them 
chuckling throughout the 
entire play. 

Finally, the audience is 
whisked to a cafe during 
Sure Thing where Bob, 
played by Wiernasz, and 
Betty, played by Molly Smith 
of Coldwater, encounter 
each other for the first time. 

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the audience discovers 
that each time they hear 
a bell, Bob can erase 
what he just said, start 
over and is given the op- 
portunity to improve on 
the situation or correct 
his mistakes. 

It proves to be quite 
comical when Betty is 
able to perform the same 
task later in the play. The 
two keep the audience 
laughing with their back- 
and-forth antics, and in 
the end, all their efforts 
pay off when Bob and 
Betty decide to attend a 
movie marathon. 

All of the actors, direc- 
tors, and stage/technical 
crew did an excellent job 
in their respective areas 
and should be praised for 
their endeavors. 

—Will Odom 

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In Words, Words, Words, Swift 
and Milton, played by Melissa 
Harber (left) and Angela Wil- 
liams, both of Southaven, are 
monkeys trying to produce 
Hamlet to prove an evolutional 
theory, (left) 

Kafka (played by Sandra Koenig 
of Amory), one of the monkeys 
in Words, Words, Words, 
experiences writers block while 
she tries to determine who or 
what Hamlet is. (opposite page 

In Variations on the Death of 
Trotsky, Stephen Wiernasz of 
Horn Lake plays the part of 
Trotsky who was killed when a 
mountain climber's axe was 
smashed through his skull, (be- 

In Sure Thing, Bob, Stephen 
Wiernasz of Horn Lake, and 
Betty, Molly Smith of 
Coldwater, meet for the first 
time in a cafe. Wiernasz 
corrects any mistakes he makes 
when a bell rings enabling him 
to start the conversation over, 
(center left) 

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Jeremy Barnett, both 
Olive Branch, pause bei 
they are presented as / 
of the 1997 Homecom 
court, (right) 

a portion of the pre- 
game nomecoming ceremonies. 
Representatives from each decade 
ending in the number seven were 
present starting with the '1930s and 
moving up through 1977. Pictured 
above are those graduates representing 

During the pre-ga 
activities, Serena Pegue 
Batesville and Lezell je\ 
of Yazoo City perform 
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Northwest students, faculty, and alumni celebrated the 70th 
anniversary of Northwest with the 1997 Homecoming 
theme "Unforgettable!' Homecoming Day was set for 
Thursday, Oct. 9, but the activities began on Mon 
day, Oct. 6. 

The theme reflected on the past seven decades 
of NWCC and included several events and ac- 
tivities that put the students and faculty in 
the Homecoming spirit. These events were 
not only held at the Senatobia campus but 
were also taken to DeSoto Center and /S^'lIK 
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center 
to encourage campus participation 
and spread the spirit. 

Homecoming Day was reached 
with much anticipation and excite 
ment. Office, banner, and dorm 
decoration contests were held 
early that afternoon, and at 4 
p.m., the picnic had to be moved 
indoors due to threatening rain. 
Later at 5 p.m., the Homecom- 
ing Court had a reception in the 
Ranger Den until 6 p.m. 

Guests and the court then 
made their way to the field for 
the pre-game activities which 
began at 6:30 p.m. with the rec- 
ognition of the alumni from the 
last seven decades. The win- 
ners of the office, banner, and 
dorm decorations were also an- ~~~~ 
nounced as the alumni found 
seats in the stadium. 

Pre-game entertainment was 
provided by Serena Pegues of 
Batesville and Lezell Jeffrey of Yazoo 
City who sang a duet to Nat King 
Cole's "Unforgettable'.' 

The band also performed its pre- 
game show with Pegues singing the 

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game be- 
gan be- 
tween the 
Rangers and 
the Northeast Ti- 
gers with the kickoff 
at 7 p.m. The Rangers fin- 
ished the game with a win of 42-13. 

Presentation of the 1997 Homecoming Court occurred 
during halftime ceremonies, and Kimetria Marion of 
Holly Springs was crowned Queen by President David 
Haraway. She was also presented with a silver tray from 
Roberta Mayfield of Senatobia, representing the Tate 
County Economic Development Foundation. 

The Northwest Band, under the field command of 
Drum Major Joshua Cothern of Horn Lake, played an 
arrangement of "Unforgettable" as the court was pre- 
sented and afterwards performed its halftime show. 

— Will Odom 

President David M. Haraway 
crowns Kimetria Marion of Holly 
Springs the 1997 Homecoming 
Queen as her escort Marcus 
Loveberry of Senatobia looks on. 

Homecoming • 15 

Homecoming Activities 
and Events included: 

•Lunch at the DeSoto Center 

Homecoming Queen elections 

Costume Contests— 1930s-70s 

Ranger Games 

"Costume Photos with Antique 

Carriage Rides 

Breakfast at the Oxford campus 


"Spades Tournament 

Pep Rally — 

Dorm Spirit Contest 

Beach Bonfire and Dance 

-Spirit Contest 

Picnic/Tailgate Party 

Dorm and Office Decorations 

•Homecoming Court 

-Pre-game ceremonies and 

Northwest Rangers vs. 
Northeast Tigers 

•Presentation of the 
Homecoming Court and 
Crowning of the Queen 


Barbara Kirk of Courtland and 

Sharon Brown of Charleston 
display the spirit stick won by 
Taylor during the Spirit Contest. 
The dorm spirit stick has been in 
existence for three years, and for 
all three years, it has been won 
by Taylor residents and displayed 
in their dorm lobby, (right) 



Kim Nix of Holly Springs, Kristina Emory of Southaven, 
Holly Bigham of Hernando, and Reanon Caut of Olive 
Branch display the homecoming banner entry for the 
Graphic Design Club. All their effort paid off when they 
took first place in the banner contest, (above) 



Brooks Anne Cole of Batesville and Katrina Smith and Heather Jenkins, 
both of Marks, travel back to the "unforgettable" 30s for the Benton 
dorm decorations. Benton won first place in the dorm decorations contest 
with each breezeway representing a different time period, (left) 

Bill Thallemer, director of campus life, marks off the names of Telitha Ball 
of Oxford and Tina Jones of Hughes, Ark., as they cast their ballots for the 
1997 Homecoming Queen, (below) 

By remembering the age of Rock-n-Roll and Northwests "unforgettable 
players',' the collaboration of the Financial Aid and Foundation offices 
won them first place in the office decoration contest, (bottom center) 

Roy Wooten of Senatobia provided carriage rides for students during 
Homecoming week as part of the festivities. Other activities included 
students having their pictures taken with antique cars and dressing up in 
clothes from the past, (bottom right) 

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Homecoming • 17 

Northwest Mississippi Community 
College honored its 450 graduates at 
the eighty-first commencement exer- 
cises, held on May 16, 1997. 

The focus of the program was on 
the promising futures of the gradu- 
ates and a reflection on their experi- 
ences while attending Northwest. 

Keith Godbold, dean of the DeSoto 
Center, gave the invocation. Conduc- 
tor Suzanne VanDyke led the North- 
west Singers and Accompanist Irina 
Likh in performing "Jubilate Deo" and 
"King Jesus Is a Listenin' ." 

Congressman Roger E Wicker ad- 
dressed the graduates telling them 
that community colleges are provid- 
ing some of "the best education in the 
state!' He stressed the importance of 
family values and encouraged stu- 
dents to volunteer any extra time to 
a worthy cause. 

President David M. Haraway con- 
gratulated the graduates and wel- 
comed the guests. He urged them to 
"develop a love and compassion for 
your fellow man!' 

Dr. Haraway then awarded diplo- 
mas and certificates. Dr. Marilyn 
Bateman, dean of academic educa- 
tion; Joe Broadway, dean of voca- 
tional-technical education; and Dr. 
Gary Lee Spears, registrar, presented 
the diplomas and certificates, then 
Dr. Haraway shook the hand of each 

Under the direction of Ferrell 
Lunceford, who retired at the end of 
the Spring '97 semester, the North- 
west Concert Band concluded the 
graduation ceremony traditionally by 
playing the "Alma Mater" and "Pomp 
and Circumstance!' 

— Beth Moberly 

Carol Mahan of Walls is pleased to receive her 
Associate of Applied Science degree in parale- 
gal technology, (top left) 

Vincent Bobo of Bruce receives his diploma and 
is congratulated by President David Haraway. 








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The spring graduates pa- 
tiently wait for their 
chance to receive their 
diplomas, (left) 

Grace Lockwood, a nurs- 
ing student from Senato- 
bia, receives her diploma 
from Academic Dean 
Marilyn Bateman. 
(bottom right) 

United States Representa- 
tive Roger Wicker delivers 
the commencement ad- 
dress at the ceremony, 
(bottom left) 

Commencement • 19 


Its the jammin', slammin' tunes of the 90s that keep the students 
pumped up every year at the organized dances given by the Student 
Affairs Office. The Welcome Back to School Dance started the year 
off with a bang as everyone came to see their old friends and, most of 
all, to show off the new and improved dance moves. Each year some- 
one different is featured at the dances. This year at Homecoming a 
band called Wild Video Dance Party from Michigan rocked the gym 
at the Homecoming dance Oct. 9 to help celebrate a massive Ranger 
victory against Northeast 42-13. "Overall, Homecoming week went 
rather welK' said Pam Wooten, director of Student Activities. "We 
had a lot of participation and involved students'.' — -Reanon Gaut 

Styling and profiling are what Hana Jones, CoCo Newsom, and Lakisha Tate are doing at 
the 1997 Welcome Back to School Dance, (above) 


Northwest cheerleader Melissa 
Ferguson and Ion Allen Collins are 
dancing cheek-to-cheek at the 
Welcome Back to School Dance, 

Pam Wooten and Officer Bubba 
King check IDs at the 7 997 
Homecoming Dance. Students (I 
to r) Latasha Milam, CoCo 
Newsom, and Shawanda Collins 
came to celebrate the Ranger 
victory over Northeast 42-13 and 
have a little fun. (below) 

Julia Phillips, Lisa 
Mitchell, Monica 
Carey, and Scott 
Phillips (I to r, top to 
bottom) kick their 
heels to the rhythm at 
the 1997-98 Wel- 
come Back to School 
Dance in the gym. 
(below right) 

Andre Bernard (left) 
and Frankie Castillo 
came to the Home- 
coming Dance to jam 
to that sweet Ranger 
victory, (below left) 

Dances • 21 

Neut Hamilton of Taylor makes an 
effort to complete his chemistry 
assignment, (below) 

Temica Shannon of Enid, Dana Walls of 
Abbeville, Latarsha Sallie of Charleston, and 
Jasha Bynum of Oakland all gather outside of 
Taylor for a friendly card game, (above) 

Andrea Powell of Millington is an R.A. at Bobo 
Hall where she has many duties including 
answering the phone, (center) 



Tabetha Bowles of Oxford reads from her 
Bible and devotional book and writes in her 
journal, (above) 


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Paul Chrestman of Hernando 
relaxes after a hard day and talks 
with a friend, (above) 

Dorm Life • 23 

of Horn Lake went all out k 
Halloween. She is an electron! 
technology major, (opposite pa\ 

Student volunteers Lucy Grantham of Clarksdale, ]ody Freeman of 
Independence, and Stacey Hollowell of Water Valley practice their 
telephone etiquette during a training session for the Foundation 
phonathon. More than 150 students and faculty participated in the event, 
which was held Oct. 27 through Nov. 21, and 
$18,833 was raised, (above) 

Melissa Ferguson of Col dw ate r and Shelley Harville 
of Walls take a break from dancing to pose for the 
camera during one of the many dances held in the 
Union. The dances are coordinated by the 
Department of Student Activities, (left) 

During Homecoming week, Frank Porter and Chris 
Phillips of Oxford roast marshmallows over what is 
left of the bonfire at the pep rally, (below) 





As Hoosier team member Robert Faulkner of Senatobia shoots the 
ball, Derrick Maranto of Greenwood prepares to jump for the rebound 
during an intramural 3-on-3 basketball game, (right) 

While Mary Norwood of Lyon pulls a trick, Ben Peete ofNesbit prepares 
to lay his next card during a spades tournament in the Ranger Den. 
(bottom right) 



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Ranger Life • 25 

Lacey Lance, a senior at Magnolia 
Heights, displays her artistic ability at 
the Sidewalk Art which was sponsored 
by Magnolia Heights, (right) 

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Approximately 1,500 participants converged on Howard Coliseum April 1 1, 1997, when the college hosted the sixth Very 
Special Arts Festival. Very Special Arts Mississippi is a volunteer-based, non-profit organization that serves disabled partici- 
pants, mostly children. The festival included participants from grades preschool through 12 from DeSoto, Panola, Quitman, 
Tunica, and Tate counties. "VSA is dedicated to making all aspects of the arts accessible to disabled people" said Vickie Puff, 
who along with Patricia Davis, coordinated this year's festival. "People with disabilities have skills and abilities they can 
share with others;' said Davis. In coordination with the theme — "A Tribute to the Mighty Mississippi" — entertainment was 
provided by none other than "Ol' Man River" himself, James Hyter. Hyter is best known for his Sunset Symphony perfor- 
mances with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at the end of every Memphis in May festival. "Other performing groups were 
The Miracles from Baddour Memorial Center, the Northwest Jazz Ensemble, Northwest Entertainers, and the Strawberry 
Jammers of Hammond, La., who brought their blend of Cajun and Southern rock to the event',' said Davis. The lobby was an 
exhibition area for all artwork, models, and displays. — Marshall Jones, Jr. 

Children of all ages from the 
surrounding counties watch the 
entertainment and wait for their chance 
to visit the activity stations. The kids 
could visit with McGruff the Crime Dog, 
Woodsy the Owl, and Smokey the Bear. 
They could also see the police 
helicopters, the talking police car, and 
the antique farm equipment display and 
participate in finger and face painting, 
clay sculpting, a train ride, and several 
other booths. 

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Sophomore Randy Mayer of Potts Camp gives a student some tips for roping the steer dummy at the 
Northwest Rodeo Team outdoor exhibit, (above) 




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Manned by the Baptist Student Union, a 
favorite stop for the children at Very Special 
Arts is the Space Walk and Ball Jump, (above) 

"Of Man River" James Hyter provides the entertain- 
ment for the Very Special Arts Festival on April 1 1 by 
giving his tribute to "The Mighty Mississippi" 

Very Special Arts • 27 



he summer of 1997 provided some very special experiences for the 21 people 
who participated in the NWCC International Study Program June 19-29. "Our 
destination was France where our group visited Paris, Normandy, and the 
beautiful Loire Valley on an 11 -day tour;' said Kathy Foresman, psychology 
instructor who toured with the group. Highlights of this years tour included 
Paris sightseeing, a visit to the Calvados region, the beaches of Normandy, the 

abbey of Mont St. 

Michel, a day tour of 


^ m the chateaux of the 

vV if Loire Valley, and a 

^^fci^^ guided tour of Chartres 

Cathedral. Partici- 
pants included: Foresman, Forrest Lax, 
Susanna Lax, Sarah Wooten, Charlotte 
Latham, Jean Latham, Katie Britt, Brian 
Phillips, Virginia Sowell, Mae Veazey, 
Keith Coleman, Jeremy Dew, Sandra 
Banham, Mildred Nesoger, Ann Claydon 
Comer, Lisa Gray, Patricia Meek, Judy 
Wood, Tommy Wood, Mary Aldridge, and 
Annette Craig. 

Participants got a glimpse of how King Louis XIV 
lived when they explored Versailles, site of the 
1919 signing of the Treaty of Versailles that 
ended World War I. (opposite page, top right) 

28 • FEA 

A scenic stop on the trip was a tour of the 
privately owned Chateau de Cheverny, located 
in the Loire Valley, (below) 

Perhaps the most recognizable site in France, 
the Eiffel Tower was built in 1889 for the 
Universal Exhibition as a symbol of France. The 
third floor provides a panoramic view of Paris 
and the lie de France, (right) 




The group stopped at the beaches of Normandy (above) and toured Marie 
Antoinette's hamlet at Versailles (left). 

International Studies • 29 

Dr. Mary Queyja introduces Senora Luis Rodrigues of Cuba to a group 
of students. Senora Rodrigues gave a lecture on her husbands art. Also 
on hand for the lecture was Miquel Queyja (right), (top) 

Northwest Child Development Technology Lab Coordinator Penny Potts 
and preschoolers (I to r) Catlin Dandridge, Shelby Hayes, Andrew 
Campbell, and Harper McDowell watch baby quail hatch. The eggs 
were donated by science instructor Dr. jerry Hollis. (above) 

Drafting and design student Curtis McLarty ofByhalia works on a project 
in the CAD lab. (right) 


Pat Moore of Senatobia, Lisa Thacker 
of Crenshaw and Tamra Carr of 
Hernando work on maincure 
techniques in the cosmetology 
program, (left) 

Art Instructor Lane Tutor goes over 
design elements in his drawing class, 

«■ mm eing in class can mean different things 
I v to different people at Northwest. Be- 
^^ sides sitting in a class listening to a 
lecture, you will find students learning to cut 
hair, installing a motor, looking into a micro- 
scope, perfecting a piece on the piano, laying 
out the student newspaper, completing a chem- 
istry experiment, designing a brochure, and 
much more. 

With more than a hundred programs of study 
from which to choose, Northwest students on 
all campuses have opportunities to learn — by 
listening and by doing. 



Features • 32a 

Mr. and Miss NWCC 

Shelton Partee & Barbara Kirk 



Northwest sophomore Shelton Tyrone Partee of Sardis is Mr. 
NWCC for 1997-98. Shelton is the son of Katherine Partee and is a 
graduate of North Panola High School. 

In high school he was a member of EB.L.A., DECA, the annual 
staff, a recruiter for the Fellowship of Christian Students, and a 
member of the football team. A well-known person at North Panola, 
Shelton, better known as "Big Guy", was chosen as most talkative, 
most school spirited, and was given many other awards and recog- 

As a student at Northwest, he participates in many clubs such 
as the Northwest Singers, Student Support Services, BSU, and the 
former SADD. Majoring in computer information systems, he hopes 
to continue his pursuit of knowledge in that field at Mississippi 
State University. 

The 19-year-old student is a member of Viney Creek M.B. Church 
in Sardis. In his spare time he enjoys singing, dancing, and writ- 

"I'm very honored to have been chosen for Mr. NWCC, because I 
feel that I am well known;' he said. "I've been helpful to others and 
very dedicated to my studies. Even though life has not been very 
easy, I always keep this in mind: I can do all things through Christ 
who strengthens me (Philippians 4: 13)1' — Rico Fifer 


Miss NWCC is Barbara Neal Kirk, a graduate of South Panola 
High School. She is the daughter of Walter and Bessie Kirk of 
Courtland. A familiar face on campus, she is a pre-occupational 
therapy major. 

"I was so surprised to be named Miss NWCC',' said Kirk, 20, of 
Tallahatchie County. "Just being nominated by my dorm mates in 
Taylor was enough to make me happy!' Although this honor came 
as a surprise, Kirk is no stranger to recognition. 

While she attended South Panola High School in Batesville, she 
was an active member of Mu Alpha Theta, Foreign Language Club, 
Science Club, Tri-Hi-Y, Risque Business, and Scholar Athletes 
Detest Drugs. Kirk also played basketball for the Lady Tigers and 
ran track as well as cross country. She was also an all-star cheer- 
leader and was selected to represent both her junior and senior 
classes on the Homecoming Court. 

At Northwest Kirk began right where she left off at SPHS by 
being nominated to the NWCC Homecoming Court in 1996. Cur- 
rently, Kirk is a dancer for the Rangerettes and on the pompon 
squad. She enjoys talking on the phone, being with friends, and 

After Northwest, Kirk plans to attend Mississippi State Univer- 
sity to obtain a degree in sports medicine and/or physical therapy. 

— Samantha Lewis 


Mr. & Miss NWCC • 32c 

Mr* and Miss 



Frederick Hamer & 
Melissa Ward 

Mr. and Miss 
DeSoto Center 

Brian Harris & 
Angela Abbott 


Mr. and Miss Lafayette 

Yalobusha Technical 


John Pierre-Louis & 
Heather Davis 

Mr* and Miss 
NWCC Centers 

Mr. & Miss NWCC Centers • 33 

Rachel Gillon (second from left) of Winona was chosen Miss Northwest 1997 at the annual pageant held Ian. 16, 1997, on the 
Senatobia campus. Alternates were (from left) Maggie Krayer of Senatobia, second; Angela Abbott of Olive Branch, first; and 
Brooks Ann Cole of Batesville, third. 

Gillon captures '97 Miss Northwest crown 

Miss Northwest, 18- 
year-old freshman 
Rachel Gillon of 
Winona, was crowned 
and began her reign for 
'97 Jan. 16, when the 
annual pageant was 
held on the Senatobia 
campus. The evening 
was full of entertain- 
ment, talent, and 
rockin' fun! 

Alternates were An- 
gela Abbott of Olive 
Branch, Maggie Krayer 
of Senatobia, and 
Brooks Ann Cole of 

"I was surprised, to 
say the least," said 
Gillon. A pre-occupa- 
tional therapy major, 
she is the daughter of 
Rev. and Mrs. Tommy 
Gillon. After she 
leaves Northwest, she 
plans to go to Missis- 
sippi State to major in 

speech pathology or mu- 
sic therapy and later at- 
tend medical school. 

The Miss Northwest 
Pageant began at 7 p.m. 
in the packed Fine Arts 
Auditorium. This year's 
theme for the event was 
"Let's Rock-n-Roll." The 
decorations and enter- 
tainment set the tone with 

"This was the best pageant 
we have ever had— 
production-wise," said 
Pageant Director Jill 

plenty of records, guitars, 
poodle skirts, and glitz. 

The pageant opened 
with Miss Northwest '96 
Amy Riley, the contes- 
tants, and the Sandy Ash 
Dancers doing dance 
numbers to "Rock Around 
the Clock" and "Why Do 
Fools Fall in Love." Then 
all the contestants intro- 

duced themselves to the 

Mistress of ceremonies 
for the evening was Miss 
Mississippi Kari Ann 
Litton who also performed 
two vocal numbers. Other 
entertainment included a 
dance number by the 
Sandy Ash Dancers, and 
the Magnolia Heights 
Cheerleaders performed a 
dance routine to music 
from "Grease." 

Elvis impersonator 
Kevin Curtis delighted the 
audience with his version 
of "Jailhouse Rock", 
which he performed with 
contestants and the 
Sandy Ash Dancers. His 
Elvis medley was high- 
lighted by singing "Teddy 
Bear" while tossing stuffed 
bears to members of the 

"This was the best pag- 
eant we have ever had — 

production-wise," said 
Pageant Director Jill 

The areas of competi- 
tion included interview, 
talent, bathing suit, and 
evening gown. Contes- 
tants also presented their 
critical issues. 

The Miss Northwest 
pageant is a Miss 
America preliminary. 
Gillon represented the 
college in the Miss Mis- 
sissippi Pageant in 
Vicksburg in July. 

— Kelley Creecy 

Editors note: Coverage of the 
1997 Miss Northwest 
Pageant is included in this 
yearbook due to the 
pageant's taking place so 
close to the final deadline of 
last year's yearbook. Miss 
Northwest 1998 will be 
included in the 1999 


Miss Northwest Pageant • 35 

Pageant rocks Fine Arts 

The 1997 Miss Northwest Pageant 
contestants are (first row I to r) 
Candace Smith, Hernando; Kristi 
Anderson, Senatobia; Leigh 
Watson, Tunica; (back row) Betsy 
Flippo, Walls; Maggie Krayer, 
Senatobia; Rachel Gil I on, Winona; 
Brooks Anne Cole, Batesville; 
Angela Abbott, Olive Branch. 

The Sandy Ash Dancers entertain the crowd at the 1997 Miss Northwest competition 
with hits from the '50s. (above) 

Brooks Anne Cole of Batesville dazzles the judges with her evening wear, (right) 

Miss Northwest 1 996 Amy Riley of Memphis passes the crown to Rachel Gillon of i 
Winona after the judges make their decision (opposite page, far right) 

Elvis impersonator Kevin Curtis performs his rendition 
of "Jailhouse Rock'.' (above) 



Leigh Watson of Tunica 
performs her version of "I 
Dreamed a Dream" from 
the Broadway musical Les 
Miserables. (left) 

In the swimsuit comp- 
etition, Angela Abbott of 
Olive Branch poses for a 
moment, (far left) 

Miss Northwest Pageant • 37 

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1997 Fall Beauty Review • 39 

^Beauties showcased to 
standing-room-only crowd 

Northwest's Four Beauties and Most Beautiful 1 997 are: (I to r) Candie Miguez of Coldwater, first runner-up; Audrey 
Cage of Hernando, second runner-up; Rachel Meter of Horn Lake, Most Beautiful; Barbara Kirk of Courtland, third 
runner-up; and Robin Riales of Southaven, fourth runner-up. (above) 

Kristi Anderson of Senatobia introduces 
herself to the crowd, (above) 


Jessica Phillips of Hernando makes 
her way back to her position after 
presenting herself to the audience 
and judges, (above) 

Misty Burford of Independence 
turns with a smile toward the 
judges, (left) 

Before the night begins, Maggie 
Krayer of Senatobia puts the 
finishing touches on her make-up. 


Constance Bowman of 
Nesbit pauses to present 
herself, (right) 

Divided into 
groups A and 
B, the 35 con- 
testants wait 
their turn to 
present tliem- 
selves to the 
judges. After 
each group 
was judged, 
the top 1 fi- 
nalists were 
lowed by the 
ment of the 
Four Beauties 
and Most 
Be a u t i t u I 
1997. (left) 

Contestants (I to r) Kim Cosby of Batesville, Shelena Conlee of Potts Camp, Shnita Davis of Michigan City, 
Roxanna Carson of Batesville, and Whitney Downs of Memphis participate in one of the group judgings. 


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Xristi Anderson 

'Constance bowman 

Margaret HSu-ell 

Lisa ISurch 
Misty "Burford 

Audrey Cage 

'Roxanna Carson 

Shelena Conlee 

Ximberiy Cosby 

fAshli Cowart 

Shnita Davis 

Whitney 'Downs 

Melissa Ferguson 

"Betsy 'Tlippo 
Sfielonda (jlasper 

Alison gray 

"Emily Jiarris 
Lora Johnston 
Ximberiy Xeel 
^Barbara Xirk 
Maggie Xrayer 
Sandra Xoenig 
"Beth McCorhle 

Rachel Meter 

Shelia Metis 
Candie Miguez 

Misty Moore 

Jessica Thillips 

tZmanda Towell 

Valerie Jo "Reel 

Xatrena "Reeves 

"Robin "Riales 

Lara-Leigh Smith 

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1997 Fall Beauty Review • 41 

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Sophomore maids and 
escorts are: represent- 
ing DeSoto Center, 
Angela Abbott and 
Jeremy Barnett, both of 
Olive Branch; Rachel 
Meter and Justin 
Jones, both of Horn 
Lake; representing the 

Senatobia campus, 
Latisha Rudd of 
Batesville and Ronnie 
Johnson of Sardis; 
Valerie Tellis of 
Charleston and Jeffrey 
Bohanna of Coldwater; 
and Queen Kemetria 
Marion of Holly Springs 
and Marcus Loveberry 
of Senatobia. 


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"When I came to Northwest, it was a 
big change for me. but I soon adjusted 
and made many new friends," said 

Kimetria Marion of Holly Springs. 
Much to her surprise, this fact was 
proven on Thursday, Oct. 9, when she 
was crowned the 1997 Homecoming 

A sophomore majoring in pre-medi- 
cal record administration, Marion was 
not only active at Holly Springs High 

School but has also become involved in 
many aspects of campus life at North- 

Her high school activities include: 
being elected Homecoming Queen, Miss 
Junior Sweetheart, Sophomore Sweet- 
heart, Best Ail-Around Girl, and Most 
Popular. She was also a cheerleader. 

At Northwest, she is a member of the 
Math and Science Club and the SOUL 
Club choir where she sings alto. Since 
she likes to dance, Marion is also on 
the Rangerette dance team. 

Off the school campus, Marion is an 
active member of the Union Valley Mis- 
sionary Baptist Church in Byhalia. and 
she sings in the United Voices of Praise 
community choir. 

Upon leaving Northwest, Marion 
plans to transfer to a four-year college 
to pursue her degree. Afterwards, she 
wants to enter the work field. 

Marion is the daughter of James and 
Claudette Marion of Holly Springs and 
has one brother and one sister. 


Representing the Tate County Economic 
Development Foundation, Roberta Mayfield of 
Senatobia presents Homecoming Queen Kimetria 
Marion with a silver platter, (above) 

Homecoming Court • 43 

"I have really enjoyed danc- 
ing with the Rangerettes be- 
cause it has given me the op- 
portunity to participate in a 
team, meet new people and 
make new friends, and to 
show school spirit. " 

— Karla Haines 

School spirit is the definition of these Northwest 
dancers. Dawn Rowell from Horn Lake (front) 
says, "By being a Rangerette I have made many 
close friends, and at the same time, I am able 
to promote school spirit" (right) 

Karla Haines from Olive Branch smiles big for 
the fans while she performs, (above) 



"They (the Rangerettes) 
make us look good wherever 
we take them" said John 
Ungurait, director of Bands. 
"They are one of the best 
dance teams in the state. " 

The Rangerettes are "kicking it up" with the 
Ranger Marching Band for the fans at the NWCC 
football game during halftime. (left) 

With poise, Ay anna Giles from Batesville gives 
her 100 percent as she shows her school spirit and sharpness to get the 
Ranger crowd pumped up. (left) 



The 1997-98 Rangerettes are (first row, I to r)Ayanna Giles, Batesville; Kennya Jeffries, 
Holly Springs; Kimetria Marion, Holly Springs; Dawn Rowell, Nesbit; Karla Haines, 
Olive Branch; Barbara Kirk, Gourtland; (second row) Shana Hall, Hernando; Brandy 
Glark, Charleston; Melody Womack, Hernando; Lauren Vincent, Hernando; Tif 
Russell, Lambert; Samantha Baker, Senatobia. Not pictured is Tricia Jones of 

At the first pep rally of the football 
season, the Northwest Rangerettes 
start the show off with an awesome 
dance to get the crowd cheering 
in support of the football players, 

Rangerettes • 45 


The Northwest Ranger 
Marching Band started their 
year off with a blast. "Point your 
horns to the press box and 
blow!" yelled John Ungurait, di- 
rector of bands. 

The 73-piece band entered 
Ranger Stadium and kicked off 
its season with its first-ever pre- 
game show. 

Music included a medley of 
"Mississippi Fanfare", "Fanfare 
for a Common Man", "Theres No 
Place Like Home", "America the 
Beautiful", and "This is My 
Country!' The Rangerette dance 
tunes alternated between "Land 
of 1,000 Dances" and "All Day 
and All of the Night:' The band 
closed the program with "The 
Star-Spangled Banner", "The 
Northwest Alma Mater", and 
"The Fight Song!' 

With the exception of the 
dance tunes and "The Alma 
Mater", Todd Hill, associate band 


director, arranged all pre-game 
music. All percussion parts 
were written by Ungurait except 
the previously named pieces. 

The halftime performance 
opened with "Pictures of Spain" 
followed by the Rangerette tune 
chosen from "Conga" or "Copaca- 
banal' "Children of Sanchez" was 
added around the middle of the 
season, and the closer was "Ti- 
ger of San Pedro" which con- 
tained the drum feature "Fire 
Coming Down" arranged by stu- 
dent instructor and music major 
Jeff West of Horn Lake and 

West also arranged the percus- 
sion parts for the entire halftime 
show excluding the dance tunes, 
(continued on next page) 

Samantha Baker, 
Brandy Clark, Ay anna 
Giles, Karla Haines, 
Shana Hall, Kennya 
Jeffries, Tricia Jones, 
Barbara Kirk, Kimetria 
Marion, Dawn Rowell, 
Tiffany Russell, Lauren 
Vincent and Melody 

Steffanie Carpenter, 
Toneka Armstrong, 
Jennifer Briscoe, 
Jeanae Ferrell, Chas- 
tity Hollister, Stephanie 
Means, Michelle Med- 
lin, Sandra Scanlon, 
Jessica Scott and 
Deidra Stephens 


Anthony Adams, 
Chad Baldwin, Andre 
Bernard, Tabetha 
Bowles, Jennifer Brooks, 
Tammy Brown, Barry 
Burkley, Laura Busby, 
LaQuita Clark, Joshua 
Cothern, Neal Creecy, 
Randy Dale, Chip 
Denman, Will Duren, 
Jason Ellis, Dale 
Fachman, Lance Fer- 
guson, Dale Fitzgerald, 
Chris Gerard, Mindy Jo 
Gitter, Julia Hanks, 
Melissa Harber, 
Jeremy Hunter, 
Shannon King, 
Kelly Maughan, 
Robbie McCord, 
Blake McGee, 
Rhonda Meeks, 
Nick Mickens, 
Jonathan Miller, 
Will Odom, Vince 
Oswalt, Philana 
Pack, Trey Patrick, 
Jason Quillman, 
Rebecca Shamley, 
D.J. Sing, Bradley 
Smith, Jamie 
Smith, Rob Smith, 
Tommy Spencer, 
David Stanford, 
Justin Strawn, 
Jessica Thomp- 
son, Melissa Till, 
Gary Vogt, Jeff 
West, Elizabeth 
White and Angela 

Along with performing at home games, the band also trav- 
eled to East Central and Itawamba. They also had the honor 
to march along side the Ole Miss Pride of the South Marching 
Band during halftime of the Ole Miss-Georgia game and 
marched in the Senatobia Christmas Parade. 

The band is under the direction of John Ungurait and 
Associate Director Todd Hill. The Rangerettes are directed 
by Candy Roberts. — Will Odom 

Steffanie Carpenter adds 
color and tlair to the 
halftime show as part of 
the 10-member color 
guard, (opposite page) 

Directing the band during its halftime and pre- 
game performances is returning Field 
Commander Joshua Cothern of Horn Lake, 
(below left) 

Trumpets LaQuita Clark of Oxford, Melissa Till 
of Senatobia, Chip Denman of Olive Branch, and 
Philana Pack of Humboldt "blow and go" during 
the band's pre-game performance, (bottom) 

Freshmen Mindy jo Gitter of Coldwater and 
Justin Strawn of Olive Branch work hard for the 
halftime show to provide a melody during the 
drum feature "Fire Coming Down", (below) 

Ranger Marching Band • 47 

Sophomore Andy Walters of 
Southaven shouts his Ranger 
spirit, (right) 

Ashley Morris of Olive Branch 
and Shelley Harville of Horn 
Lake cheer for the football team 
during a Ranger game against 
Pearl River. "HEY RANGERS! 
LET'S GO RED!" (far right) 

rnergetic , 
him -11 ©van , enthusiastic, nioti- 
vate«l, acroloatic, athletic, {tecli- 
catecl stiatlents interested! in 
keeping the team memlniers and 
ians pnamipecl, excited, ana cheer- 
ing fllmrimg JK.anger sporting 

The 1997-98 Ranger 
Cheerleaders must not only 
fill these qualifications, but 
they must have the disci- 
pline and character to prac- 
tice daily working diligently 
to perfect each cheer, pyra- 
mid, and acrobatic stunt. 

Making their appearance 
at every football game (both 
home and away), at pep ral- 
lies, and home basketball 
games, the cheers of the 

Ranger squad never cease. 
Each one shouted with just 
as much enthusiasm as the 
one before giving support to 
the team and keeping the 
crowd yelling, "LET'S GO 

All cheerleader activities 
are handled through the Of- 
fice of Student Activities, 
Pam Wooten, director. 
Candy Roberts is the spon- 
sor, and Bill Thallemer is the 
coach. — Will Odom 


The 1 997-98 Ranger Cheerleaders are (first row, 
I to r) Kim Beasley, Southaven; Lucy Grantham, 
Clarksdale; Constance Bowman, Southaven; 
Kristi Anderson, Senatobia; Mandy Holcomb, 
Southaven; Beth McCorkle, Winona; Shelley 
Harville, Horn Lake; Lauri Williamson, 
Senatobia; (second row) Melissa Ferguson, 
Independence; Bruce Lee, Memphis; jody 
Smith, Southaven; Justin Riley, Senatobia; josh 
Metzger, Southaven; Andy Walters, Southaven; 
Ashley Morris, Olive Branch. Not pictured is 
Toni Burgos of Southaven. (below) 

Cheerleaders • 49 

Sopranos Stacy 
Savage (left) 
of Hernando 
and Serena 
Pegues ol 
Bate sv i 1 1 e 
work on a 
Yuletide selec- 
tion for the 
Singers Christ- 
mas concert 
on Dec. 4 (left) 

Altos Heather 
Jenkins of Marks 
and Melissa Till 
of Senatobia 
with other 
choir members 
during the 
Faculty Devel- 
opment Lun- 
cheon Dec. 3. 


During one of the Singers' afternoon practices at 2 p.m., tenors Chad 
Baldwin of Independence and Jerome Lockett ofComo work on "Do 
You Hear What I Hear?" while keeping an eye on Director Susanne 
VanDyke. (below. 

E R S 


The 41 members of Northwest Singers, under the direction of Susanne 
VanDyke, definitely made their mark this year with a large number of perfor- 
mances and new cnoral attire. 

This semester, the Singers spread the Christmas spirit around campus by 
singing Christmas carols at the Faculty Luncheon and holding their Campus 
Christmas Concert on Dec. 4 with the brass and percussion ensembles. 

During the spring semester, the All State Honor Choir, a select group of 
singers chosen by audition, performed at the University of Southern Missis- 
sippi. February marked the 50 year anniversary for the Community College 
State Choral Festival where the Singers had the opportunity to perform with 
other choirs at the Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson. They will attend the festival 
again this spring. In April, the Singers ended their year with the Spring Con- 
cert in conjunction with the Sophomore Art Exhibition. 

"This year has been one to remember for many reasons;' said VanDyke. 
"Highlights have included performing Beethovens Mass in C with members 
of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and acquiring formal concert attire 
for the group. Both have helped put the NWCC Singers at a higher profes- 
sional level than ever before!' 

In addition to these numerous performances, the Singers practice Monday 
through Thursday at 2 p.m. during the school year. Membership in the North- 
west Singers is obtained by audition and left up to the discretion of the advi- 
sor. — Stacy Savage and Will Odom 

Chad Baldwin 
Andre Bernard 
Jennifer Brooks 
Lisa Burch 
Roxanna Carson 
Christina Chapuis 
Brooks Anne Cole 
Neal Creecy 
Chris Eppenger 
Lance Ferguson 
Betsy Flippo 
Clay Harris 
Lezell Jeffrey 
Heather Jenkins 
Marvell Jones 
Ernie Kelly 
Sandra Koenig 
Irina Likh 
Jerome Lockett 
Marcus Loveberry 
Eva Lundahl 

Wendy McCaleb 
Kelly McDowell 
Michelle Medlin 
Nick Mickens 
Jennifer Millican 
Misty Moore 
Tonya Owens 
Shelton Partee 
Serena Pegues 
Genia Phillips 
Jason Quillman 
Stacy Savage 
Stacy Sealy 
Rebecca Shamley 
Jeana Sossaman 
Tracy Stark 
Deidra Stephens 
Justin Strawn 
Melissa Till 
Angela Williams 

Susanne VanDyke, director of choral activities, leads the Singers 
during their performance at the Faculty Development Lucheon. 
During practices, VanDyke can also be found accompanying the 
Singers on the piano occasionally, assisting students in improving 
their vocal skills, and making music selections for performances, 
(top right) 

Northwest Singers • 5 1 


The 1997 Entertainers 
include: (kneeling I to r) 
Marcus Loveberry, Lezell 
Jeffrey, Jason Quillman, 
Nick Mickens, (standing I 
to r) Stacy Savage, Serena 
Pegues, Tonya Owens, 
Sound Operator Neal 
Creecy, Jennifer Millican, 
Jerome Lockett, Pianist 
Irina Likh, Chad Baldwin, 
Eva Lundahl, Marvell 
Jones, Lisa Burch, Lance 
Ferguson, Betsy Flippo, 
Andre Bernard, Misty 
Moore, Sandra Koenig, 
Heather Jenkins,Tracy 
Stark, and Brooks Anne 
Cole. Not Pictured are 
Percussionist Randy Dale 
and Bass Guitarist 
Onis McHenry (Fine 
Arts faculty member). 
Susanne VanDyke is 
director, and Laura Legge 
is choreographer. 

During the Jazz Picnic, Chad Baldwin, Independence; Serena Pegues, Batesville; and the rest of 
the Entertainers listen to what is being said during their version of "Grease" (above) 

Stacy Savage of Hernando sings along with the other women of the Entertainers as they perfrom 
their rendition of "You Don't Own Me'.' (right) 


At the jazz Band /Entertainers Concert Sandra Koenig ofAmory and Andre Bernard of 
Dyersburg perform the lead vocals during "Love Shack" (above) 

The '97 Entertainers rehearse "Make it Happen" during one of their many 
weekly afternoon practices, (above) 

Bi-ta-tainejis (eicfc o(j(j 
yeai uM eneJigetiC sioa 

"This year the Entertainers have been the most 
energetic and entertaining group of students I 
have ever had!' said Susanne VanDyke, director 
of the Entertainers. 

The shows various upbeat songs include "Love 
Shack", "Make It Happen", "Can't Let Go", and 
"Joyful, JoyfuL The program also showcased the 
talent of numerous individuals through solos. 

The Entertainers have performed at various 
places such as the Baddour Center, Oxford 
Ramada Inn for the Georgia Pacific Corporation, 
All-Community College Presidents Meeting, and 
in December at the DeSoto Councils 20th anni- 
versary celebration featuring U.S. Sen. Trent Lott. 
They also participated in the first-ever Jazz Band/ 
Entertainers Concert in November. 

The Entertainers continued in April with a 
mini-tour to area high schools, the Faculty Devel- 
opment Picnic with the Jazz Band, and the Jazz 
Band Spring Concert. — Stacy Savage 


Entertainers • 53 

Trumpet Chip Denman of Olive 
Branch (center) pulls out a piece 
of music as (from left) David 
Stanford of Bruce, Trey Patrick of 
Southaven, and Jessica 
Thompson of Walls look over 
their parts during practice, 

Joshua Cothern of Horn Lake 
steps up to the mic to play his 
solo during the jazz Picnic in 
the spring, (above right) 

Saxophones (r to I) Neal Creecy, 
Senatobia; Chad Baldwin, 
Independence; Will Odom, 
Batesville; Robbie McCord, 
Oxford; and Blake McCee, 
Memphis; work to give a jazzy 
sound to the band's version of 
"Prime Time." (right) 


New director Mips students 
develop uiAderstaiAdiiAg of \Ci%% 

For years Todd Hill has had 
a desire to teach at the college 
level ever since he came into 
contact with student teachers. 

He accomplished his goal 
when he applied for and re- 
ceived the position as associ- 
ate director of the Northwest 

He has since then used his 
i knowledge of jazz to give mem- 
bers of the Jazz Band a better 
understanding and apprecia- 
tion for the only art form 
America has contributed to 
I world culture — Jazz. 

"I like teaching young 
j people about music',' said Hill. 
! "I have really enjoyed working 
! with the Jazz Band this se- 
ll mester. My favorite aspect is 

the interpersonal reaction be- 
tween the students and me'.' 

"Mr. Hill teaches us how 
to swing and shows us how 
to play real jazz" said Jes- 
sica Thompson of Walls. 

"He goes the extra mile and 
really relates to everyone',' said 
Rob Smith of Olive Branch. 

Not only did they perform 
at the first-ever Jazz Band/En- 
tertainers Concert, but they 
were also invited to play at the 
Baddour Center and for a Geor- 
gia Pacific awards banquet. 

"I was very pleased with the 
concert',' said Hill. "We had an 
appreciative audience and a 
good crowd response due to the 
diversity in the style of music'.' 

Song titles included: "Prime 

Time", "Lif Darlin'", "Song For 
My Father", "April in Paris", 
"My Funny Valentine", "Broad- 
way", "Birdland", and the duet 
"Moonglow" sung by Hill and 
Susanne VanDyke, director of 
choral activities. 

"I think the music is appro- 
priate for the group]' said 
Joshua Cothern of Horn Lake. 
"It is actual jazz music that 
people know and like'.' 

During the spring semes- 
ter, the Jazz Band will take 
its annual recruiting tour to 
area schools, perform at the 
Spring Jazz Picnic and the I- 
55 Band Clinic, and hold its 
spring concert. 

— Will Odom 

Todd Hill, Jazz Band director, performs a piano 
solo during his jazz recital which was held in 
the Fine Arts Auditorium in September. This is 
Hill's first year with Northwest; he began his re- 
sponsibilities as associate band director in July, 

Members of the 1997-98 Jazz Band include: (front row, I to r) Blake McGee, Robbie McCord, Will Odom, Chad Baldwin, Neal Creecy; (second 
row) Barry Burkley, Jeremy Hunter, Trey Patrick, Jessica Thompson, Rob Smith, Joshua Cothern; (third row) Chris Gerard, Randy Dale, David 
Stanford, Julie Hanks, Chip Denman, Jeff West, Jason Ellis, and D. j. Sing. 

Jazz Band • 55 

Lioh' it up at htiCC 

%m ome say that the "college experience" teaches 
^r students just as much as the lectures and books 
do. As college students, this is the first time in our 
lives that we have been given the freedom to make 
our own decisions and simultaneously juggle a lot of 
new responsibilities — and all this with very little 

But aside from the usual late night parties and early 
morning classes, we enjoy hangin' out with friends, 
shooting pool, playing cards, and going to ballgames. 
Who could forget the girls having "sappy movie nights" 
in the dorm, complete with a gallon of chocolate ice 
cream and a couple of spoons? Then there are the guys 
playing hours and hours of Sony Playstation. 

In the fall, we could be found swatting those huge 
mosquitoes while watching Jerry Maguire and Scream 
on the baseball field. Don't forget having snowball 
fights in January, and playing pick-up basketball 
games in the spring. We, the students of Northwest, 
managed to have all this fun while working hard and 
studying all night for exams. 

College is an undeniably unique time of ones life, 
and hopefully these will be some of the memories that 
we cherish when we look back at the "good ol' days". 

— Beth Moberly 

Students may remember the Staff/Faculty basketball game held before 
a full house in Howard Coliseum Jan. 26 at the halftime of the Rangers 
vs Northeast game. Science instructor Robin Robison shows his 
enthusiasm on the court, (left) 

Norman House (I) ofCoffeeville and Maurice Buford of Oxford get in a 
game of pool in the game room, (opposite page, far left) 

Greg McRae of Olive Branch takes a break from classes in his room in 
Tallahatchie Dorm, (above) 

Chuck Murphy of Olive Branch exits the M-4, a simulation ride. The 
Student Affairs-sponsored activity was on the Senatobia campus Oct. 
21. (above, right) 

Marie Garrard of Olive Branch and Gary Parrish of Horn Lake wait for graduation 
exercises to start last spring, (above) 

Life at Northwest • 57 

■ i 

Defensive Line Coach William Kirksey gives Santa 
(Dorm Supervisor Tyrone Catchings) his wish list 
during Cookies with Santa in the Ranger Den. 


W '1 


Shelley Dungan of Tunica and Joshua Cothern of Horn Lake create a 
snowdrift during Christmas decorating time at the BSU house, (above) 

Northwest Singers (front row, I to r) Angela Williams of 
Southaven, Betsy Flippo of Walls, (second row) Irina Likh 
of Senatobia, Tonya Owens of Olive Branch, Serena Pegues 
of Batesville, Stacy Savage of Hernando, and Lisa Burch of 
Oxford get ready for the groups annual Christmas concert 
Dec. 4. 

58 • FE \TURES 

Students experience 
the spirit of the season 

Nickie Soard of Memphis arranges branches on one of two trees in the 
McLendon Center. The Student Activities Office got the season started by 
decorating trees in both the Ranger Den and Union Nov. 25. (left) 

Post Office Clerk Judy Shearer shows off her snowflakes and other holiday 
trimmings, including a "Countdown to Christmas Break", (above) 

Amber Redd of Sarah (left) and Reanon Caut of Olive Branch were two of 
approximately 200 Northwest students and staff who assisted with decorations 
for the Christmas program at Baddour Memorial Center. During November, 
volunteers from campus groups and organizations took part in the project. 


A Campus Christmas • 59 

Hundreds of lives are touched by 
Northwest Mississippi Community 
College each year in addition to 
students in regular academic and 
vocational-technical courses of 

From EMT classes in JTPA to 
high school students enrolled in 
Tech Prep, to industrial workers 
through Skill-Tech, to a kid taking 
golf lessons, to the adult learning 
to read for the first time, it is evi- 
dent that Northwest's educational 
process is not limited to the class- 

In the Job Training Partner- 
ship Act program instruction, 
guidance and GED preparation are 
offered to those who have minimal 
job skills, lack a high school di- 
ploma or who have become dislo- 
cated workers because of economic 

JTPA is a federally-funded 
project that serves the economi- 
cally disadvantaged including 
youth, underemployed and unem- 
ployed. Among the programs of- 
fered by JTPA are: Medical Cleri- 
cal, Medical Records, Emergency 
Medical Technician, Commercial 
Truck Driving, Diesel Mechanics, 
Practical Nursing, and Nurse As- 

The JTPA staff, directed by Mar- 
garet Scott, includes approxi- 
mately 19 aides, counselors, a sec- 
retary and instructors. 

Tech Prep charts an educa- 
tional path that leads to tomorrow, 
according to Coordinator Petrecia 
Williams. Tech Prep is not repack- 
aged technical and vocational edu- 
cation; it is a coordinated approach 
to life-long learning and earning. 

It combines regular courses with 
high-tech education. A planned 
sequence of courses begins in jun- 
ior high school and is articulated 
through Northwest, leading to a 
certificate or an Associate of Ap- 
plied Science degree. Students 
may also be able to pursue a four- 
year baccalaureate degree. 

Work-Based Learning blends 
classroom instruction and structured 
on-the-job experiences. A student is 
eligible for the program after being 
enrolled in an occupational program 
for at least one semester. The stu- 
dent is then placed in an industry 
related to that occupational area with 
pay for a minimum of 15 hours per 
week. Edie Mock is the Work-Based 
Learning coordinator for Northwest, 
(continued on page 62) 

Northwest goes 
the extra mile 
in education 

Petrecia Williams, Tech Prep 
coordinator, works with Northwest 
Alumnus Carl Brown of Batesville, 
on design of a sign for use with 
Tech Prep and industry, (left) 


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Learning Coor- 
dinator Edie 
Mock receives 
for completion 
of the 1997 Mis- 
sissippi Com- 
munity College 
Fellowship Pro- 
gram from Ned 
Lovell, head of 
the educational 
leadership de- 
partment at 
Mississippi State 
University. The 
week-long pro- 
fessional devel- 
opment pro- 
gram was de- 
signed to train 
the next genera- 
tion of commu- 
nity college 
leaders, (left) 

Services include: 

Job Training Partnership 

Tech Prep 

Work-Based Learning 

Industrial Training 

Skill/Tech One-Stop Ca- 
reer Center 

Adult Basic Education 

Small Business Development Center 

Continuing Education 

with Auxiliary Services 

Auxiliary Services • 61 

Under the umbrella of the Division 
of Economic and Community Develop- 
ment are Industrial Training, Skill/ 
Tech One-Stop Career Center, Adult 
Basic Education, and the Small Busi- 
ness Development Center. 

Industrial Training programs are 
offered to new and expanding busi- 
nesses through the Vocational-Tech- 
nical Education Department of North- 
west in conjunction with the State De- 
partment of Education. Specialized 
training programs are customized to 
match employees' training needs in 
the specific performance require- 
ments of the particular industry. An 
experienced staff at both the state and 
local levels works closely with com- 
pany representatives to determine job 
eligibility expectations. 

The Skill/Tech One-Stop Career 
Center provides assessment, career 
counseling and planning, and refer- 
ring to training or jobs to adults in 
career transition. Services offered or 
arranged by the center include pre- 
employment training, assistance in 
developing long-range training plans, 
job analysis, testing and curriculum 
development, and customized train- 
ing. Joyce Brasell directs the center 
on the Senatobia campus. 

Adult Basic Education provides op- 
portunities for all persons age 17 and 
over within the district to receive ba- 
sic skills education through the high 
school level. All adults are able to at- 
tend classes to acquire basic education 
skills or to work for a certificate of high 
school equivalence. Bill Dees is direc- 
tor of Adult Basic Education. 

The Small Business Development 
Center, located at the DeSoto Center 
campus and directed by Jody Dun- 
ning, responds to requests from indi- 
viduals, small businesses, and others 
for business assistance. These re- 
quests are from individuals and entre- 
preneurs who need help in starting a 
small business as well as from exist- 
ing small businesses interested in ex- 
panding. It primarily serves DeSoto, 
Tunica and Tate counties. 

Continuing Education offers non- 
credit classes from Kids Kollege to 
workshops for professionals. The gen- 
eral mission of the Division of Con- 
tinuing Education is to provide lead- 
ership and high quality support ser- 
vices for non-credit continuing educa- 
tion and lifelong learning activities for 
all ages held throughout the college's 
service area. It operates under the 
direction of Marcella Lewis, dean of 
Continuing Education. 

— Nancy Patterson 


anting by 



Chase Donahou of Senatobia looks at his first computer project in the Kids Computer Camp held in June on 
the Senatobia campus. The Division of Continuing Education schedules activities for children during the 
summer months on the Senatobia campus, (above) 

Participants in jTPA's EMT-Basic 
class work in a clinical situation 
the classroom on the 
Senatobia campus. Instructor 
for the program is Melinda 
Jenkins, (above) 

Cheryl Ford with Northeast High 
School in Meridian works on 
materials for presentation at a 
Tech Prep workshop held at 
Northwest Dec. 1 and 2. (left) 

Auxiliary Services • 63 

64 • SPORTS 

Sports • 64a 






64b • SPORTS 

a p o r t 


Ranger forward Shannon Forman 
goes up for a shot versus Shorter, 
(opposite page) 

Matt Butts offers a serve in his 
match against Meridian, (above 

Pitcher Jason Green delivers a 
pitch for the Rangers in the World 
Series, (above) 

Linebacker Darron Jeffries 
stretches out to sack the East 
Central quarterback, (left) 

Sports • 64c 


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Rodeo team member Allison Hardy and Coach Bud Young discuss 
the upcoming rodeo season, (above) 

Kevin Vincent putts for a birdie in the state and region tournament, 
(above right) 

Lady Ranger Latarsha Sallie controls her dribble in action against 
Shelby State, (right) 



64d • SPORTS 



Sports • 65 

west Lady Rangers have 

Fthe North- 

Tied their sec- 

ond berth to the state 1 1 

urnament in 

Hattiesburg. Even though 

ers dropped two games 

the Lady Rang 
n double elimina- 

"We would always play double headers, and 
sometimes we would have good games and 
sometimes we would have bad games. The 
amazing thing about it is that it didn't matter 
because we won as a team, and we lost as a 
team, and that to me is what matters'.' 

— Coach Brenda Gray 

tion, the team showed tr<_ 
of improvement and outstai 
which resulted in a 13-12: 

>ndous signs 
ding effort 
;cord for the 

1997 season. 

The Lady 
Rangers fin- 
ished third 
place in the 

North Division 

"Overall, we 

had a winnin 

season with a 

state tournament!' said Coa 
Gray. "For the first time evj 

played as an actual teai 

play in the 
h Brenda 
r, my girls 
she said. 

Lady Ranger infielder Tabetha Huebner guns the Northeast Lady Tiger out 
at first base. Later, Huebner tied the score with a three-run RBI. (above) 





9 m 

Roni Ajax 

Kristi Anderson 

Beth Andrews 

Rachel Buchanan 

Shelena Conlee 

Dana Greenwood 

66 • SPORTS 

/ 997 Lady Ranger 


In the state tournament at 
Hattiesburg, Northwest struck quickly 
versus Jones County. Brandy Yount 
and Leslie Walker, both of Senatobia, 
hit triples in the first inning. Walkers 
triple scored Yount, giving the Lady 
Rangers the 1-0 lead. Jones answered 
with five runs in the bottom of the first 
half, then added two in the third, and 
three more over the final two frames. 
Northwest got an additional run in the 
seventh when Kristi Anderson of 
Senatobia crossed the plate. 

Against East Central in the conso- 
lation bracket, Anderson, Beth 
Andrews of Olive Branch, Gina Logan 
of Hernando, and Dana Greenwood of 
Independence all scored runs for the 
Lady Rangers, but the Lady Warriors 

Lady Ranger starting 
shortstop Brandy Yount 
looks the runner back as 
a rival team member 
tries to advance, (left) 

Batting is Lady Rangers' 
second baseman 

Shelena Conlee. (left) 

Brenda Gray completes 
three seasons as head of 
the women's softball 
program. (opposite 
page, inset) 

Brad Shackelford 

Brandy Yount 

Tar a White 

Christy Hawkins 

Tabatha Huebner 

Gina Logan 

Tosheba Jones 

Summer Pannell 

Leslie Walker 

Softball • 67 

*0 GOLF 

Coach Jeff Caldwell received Coach of the Year 
awards from Region 23, MACJC, and the Mississippi 
Association of Coaches. Caldwell finished his fourth 
season as coach of the Northwest golfers. 

"Coach of the year was a reflection of my team, even though I am very proud 
to receive this honor, I give all the credit to them, " said Coach Jeff Caldwell. 

Awaiting play at Kirkwood National Golf Course in Holly Springs are 1997 team members (I to r) Gary Griffin, Sean Duffy, Jonathan Wilson, 
Kevin Vincent, and Justin Collie. 

68 • SPORTS 

Golfers take first 
in state, region 

Representing Region 23 yet another year in the N JCAA 
Division II Natonal Championship Golf Tournament June 
1-4, 1997, at Pinehurst, N.C., the Northwest Rangers 
played a good game and came away with an eighth place 
finish and a final team score of 1301. Justin Colley of 
Memphis helped lead the team along with teammates 
Kevin Vincent of Hernando, Gary Griffin of Houston, 
Jonathan Wilson of Potts Camp, and Sean Duffy of 
Rogers, Ark. 

"It was a once in a lifetime opportunity for some of 
these guys, and they sure deserved it for playing the way 
they did this year 1 ,' said Coach Jeff Caldwell. 

The season's veterans were Vincent and Wilson, who 
was named to the All-State and All-Region teams. Colley 
and Griffin were the two aspiring freshmen; however, 
Colley is the only returning player to the 1998 team. 

"Due to their hard work and determination, a group of 
overachievers led the team to a wonderful season: eighth 
in the nation, first in the state. Region 23 champions, 
and MACJC state champions" said Caldwell. 

lustin Colley of Memphis measures up a birdie putt in the state and region 
tournament April 22. (above) 

Gary Griffin lines up for a long drive, (above right) 

Jonathan Wilson eases one to the hole on a short putt, (bottom right) 

Golf* 69 



Coach Brett Brown 


Numbers one and two 
take wins at tourney 

A ninth place finish in the state and region tour- 
nament April 18-20 in Jackson put an end to the 
season of the Northwest tennis team. The squad 
accumulated a total of three points with number one 
and number two singles, as well as the number one 
doubles team claiming victories. Two players, Russ 
Kicker of Hernando and Craig Respess of Nesbit, won 
80 percent of their matches during the regular sea- 

Number one player Kicker started off the tourney 
by bouncing Brandon Wilkerson of Southwest Com- 
munity College 6-1, 6-4. Kicker faced the unenvi- 
able task of taking on defending champion Jose 
Rodriguez of Gulf Coast Community College, the 
number one seed in the tournament, in the second 
round. Rodriguez won the match 6-0, 6-2 and pro- 
ceeded to win his second state title in as many years. 

In number two singles, Respess did well in the 
opening round by beating Michael Parker of Merid- 
ian Community College 6-4, 6-2. Respess drew North- 
east Community College's Brandon Hankins in the 
next round and fell 6- 1 , 6-3. Hankins later advanced 
to the finals of the tournament and came away with 
a second place finish. 

In other singles' matches, number three player 
Matt Butts of Pontotoc lost a 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 decision to 
Cory Magee of Southwest Community College. Sh- 
annon Redwine of Tunica dropped a 6-2, 7-6 (8-6) 
match to Jeff Rowell of East Central Community 

In doubles, Kicker and Respess teamed up to win 
their match against Tim Mask and Brent Conwill of 
Itawamba Community College in the first round. 
Kicker and Respess got off to a slow start, but 
claimed a 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-3 victory. The Ranger duo 
wasn't as fortunate in the next round as they lost to 
Lee McAlester and Ethan Allen of Copiah-Lincoln 
Community College 7-5, 6-2. 

The number two doubles team of Butts and 
Redwine put up a good fight, but were turned away 
6-2, 6-7 (7-5), 6-3 by Daniel Deornellas and Bryan 
Daniels of Pearl River Community College. 

— Brett Brown 
70 • SPORTS 


Matt Butts of Pontotoc drills a forehand shot as he battles a Northeast Tiger, (above) 
Shannon Redwine of Tunica blasts a serve over the net during a practice session, (right) 



Number one singles player Russ Kicker of Hernando gets ready to nail an overhead 
against a Northeast Tiger March 31. Kicker won the match 6-0, 7-6 (8-6). (left) 

IQQ7SQ,0Q£'B0AQ'\ • 

March 17 

at Itawamba L 

March 19 

at Holmes W 

March 21 

at Hinds L 

March 22 

at Gulf Coast L 

March 22 

at Meridian L 

March 31 

Northeast L 

April 3 

Meridian W 

April 5 

at Northeast L 

April 8 

Holmes W 

April 14 

Itawamba W 

April 18-20 

State and Region 

Tournament — 9th place 

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Number one doubles team Russ Kicker of Hernando (left) and Craig Respess of 
Nesbit play a home match against Itawamba April 14. The duo lost the match 
8-5 after beating the Indians 8-3 during their first meeting in Fulton March 17. 

With a forehand shot, 
Barry Burkley of Horn 
Lake sends the ball 
back over the net 
during a match 
against Northeast, 
(center left) 

Sophomore Jeff West 
of Walls sets up to 
deliver a backhand 
shot, (center right) 

Tennis • 71 

Preparation for a college rodeo career begins long before students buy an NIRA card. Team ropers Bubba Rhodes (heeling) and Justin Crockett 
(heading) make a run for the money at Fortson, Ca. Rhodes is a sophomore roper from Senatobia. Crockett, also of Senatobia, competed in the 1 996 

NW rodeo athletes compete year-round 

Northwest athletes are 
not only in the locker rooms 
of Howard Coliseum, but 
can also be found training 
at the Northwest Farm. 
Rodeo for the Northwest 
team is a year-round com- 

Entering a rodeo means 
more than paying the entry 
fee and traveling some- 
times hundreds of miles to 
compete. It takes mental 
72 • SPORTS 

and physical preparation. 
"These guys need to be 
physically fit and mentally 
ready before they ever 
think about entering;' said 
Lawrence "Bud" Young, ro- 
deo coach. They spend 
hours watching tapes, 
working out, roping, riding. 
Timed event riders must 
also keep their horses in 

Injuries, no scores, and 

travel expenses are all a 
part of the process. 

In a season that begins 
in October and ends in 
April, the team can expect 
to travel throughout the 
Ozark Region of NIRA (Na- 
tional Intercollegiate Rodeo 
Association) that includes 
Mississippi, Arkansas, Ala- 
bama, Missouri, Kentucky, 
Tennessee, Michigan, and 
Northeast Louisiana. 

There are 1 1 events in 
NIRA rodeo competition in 
which points are awarded. 
At the end of the season, 
first-place winners in the 
Ozark Region advance to 
the College National Finals 

To be eligible for compe- 
tition, a student must pur- 
chase a card, be enrolled in 
12 semester hours, and 
maintain a 2.0 GPA. 

1997-98 Mens Rodeo Team 

Members include (I to r) Brad Tedford, bareback bronc rider, Batesville; Brandon Pulley, bull rider, Houlka; 
Shelby Tidwell, bull rider, Batesville; Buddy Sheets, bull rider, Olive Branch; and Coach Bud Young. 

1997-98 Womens Rodeo Team 

Allison Hardy, a barrel racer from Senatobia, is the only card holder for the womens team. 


Bareback Riding 

Saddle Bronc Riding 

Bull Riding 

Steer Wrestling 

Calf Ropinj 

Team Roping 



Team Roping 
Barrel Racing 

Breakaway Roping 
Goat Tying 

Rodeo • 73 

Bud Young 

..' ? 

In January, Rodeo Coach Lawrence 
"Bud" Young joined 29 other members 
of IPRA (International Professional 
Rodeo Association) to receive their 
Gold Cards. "These members are 
instrumental in upholding the rich 
tradition and proud image of the IPRA, 
and the association is very thankful for 
their support,' said an IPRA spokesman. 
Young joined IPRA in 7 964 and was a 
respected bull rider in his prime. For 
23 years he has served as Northwests 
rodeo coach and instructor. For 14 
years he served as regional director of 
the Ozark Region of NIRA, a position 
he still holds. He also served that 
organization as faculty president for 
two years. Young also helps out at 
rodeo schools and clinics in Kansas, 
Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi. 

Buddy Sheets gets ready behind the chutes with the assistance of fellow bull riders 
at Northwests Bull-A-Rama held in September at the College Farm Arena, (above) 

Sophomore Brandon Pulley takes a spill at Bull-A-Rama (below). 

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74 • SPORTS 

Allison Hardy makes her college rodeo debut at Livingston, 
Ala. (above) 

Brad Tedford does an equipment check at the Livingston 
rodeo. Tedford is a bareback bronc rider, (below) 


iss. State 
Feb. 26-28 

Abraham Baldwin 
Agricultural College 
April 2-4 

Southwest Missouri 


April 9-11 

U.T. Martin 
April 17-19 

Clay Taylor Nelson was one of approximately 1 ,500 
who attended Bull-A-Rama, a championship bull 
riding held at the College Farm each September. 
Plans are underway for construction of a new 
multipurpose facility to be built at the farm property 
this summer, (above) 

J. ■ n 

Rodeo • 75 





The diamond Rangers, 
under the direction of Jim 
Miles, Donny Castle, and 
Jim Kelly Miles, earned 
their second straight trip to 
the NJCAA Division II Col- 
lege World Series in 
Millington. Northwest 
placed fifth after being run- 
ners-up the previous sea- 
son and had one player, 
freshman shortstop 

Ernesto Diaz of Manati, 
Puerto Rico, named to the 

All-Tournament Team. 

The Rangers received 
the berth in the world se- 
ries by claiming back-to- 
back region and district 
championships — all of this 
coming from a team that 
hovered around the .500 

Second baseman Neil 
Haraway of Senatobia be- 
came the first athlete in 
school history to make both 
the All- American and Aca- 

demic Ail-American squads. 
Haraway was named first team Ail- 
American by the NJCAA and was 
joined by first 
baseman Bran- 
don Burnett of 
Batesville, who 
was a third team 
choice. Coach 
Miles gained Re- 
gion 23 Coach of 
the Year honors 
for the second 
year in a row. 

Amaury Almodovar 

Steve Box 

Brandon Burnett 

Cody Cagle 

Ernesto Diaz 

Kevin Dunnigan 

Barry Finnie 

Eric Lafayette 

lose San Miguel 

Drew Oakley 

Justin Reeder 

Chad Sinquefield 

Chad Sparks 

76 • SPORTS 


The Rangers celebrate after winning their second consecutive Region 23 Division II Championship with a 4-3 win over the Copiah-Lincoln Wolves 
May 7 in Fulton. Northwest got to the finals of the event by beating Hinds in the first round and Copiah-Lincoln in the second. 

lay Flynt 

jason Green 

Neil Haraway 

Houston Hartley 

Chad Harville 

Richard Hill 

Robert Vinson 

Blair Webb 

Nason Williams 

Matt Wilson 

Brad Yount 

Baseball • 77 

Athletic Director Jim Miles (left) congratulates Neil Haraway (right) for his accomplishments 
on and off the baseball field at the monthly meeting of the colleges Board of Trustees 
Aug. 14. Haraway who is standing beside his father Northwest President David M. 
Haraway was honored at the meeting for his athletic and academic achievements during 
the 1997 baseball season. He was the first athlete in Northwest history to be named both 
NjCAA Ail-American and Academic Ail-American, (above) 

Cody Cagle digs in for a swing, (top) 

lay Flynt shows determination before he fires one off. (bottom right) 

Amaury Almodovar delivers a pitch, (ghost picture p. 79) 

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Jackson State, Tenn. 



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Brookdale, N.J. 



Grand Rapids, Mich. 



Redland, Okla. 


Miles leaves Rangers on winning note 

For the first time in 22 
years, Northwest entered 
the 1998 baseball season 
with a new head coach. 
Jim Miles, who has led the 
Ranger program since 
1975, has decided to step 
down and will be replaced 
by assistant Donny Castle. 
Miles is still part of the 
Northwest family — serving 
as athletic director, a posi- 
tion he has held for the past 
nine years and is also man- 
ager of Howard Coliseum. 

"Having been together 
with Coach Castle for 18 
years, I know the program 
will be in good hands',' said 
Miles. "He deserves a 
chance to have his own 
team and to do some of the 
things he wants to do. I 
think the time is right for 
that to happen. 

"I have thoroughly en- 
joyed the 22 years of confi- 
dence that Northwest 
placed in me to lead this 
program and the relation- 
ships with the many play- 
ers that have come through 
here over the years. We 
have had some great times 
highlighted by the back-to- 
back world series appear- 
ances the last two seasons!' 

In 1997, the Rangers 
posted a 23-21 record and 
claimed their second con- 
secutive region and district 
championships. Miles was 
rewarded with the Region 
23 Division II Coach of the 
Year plaque for the second 
straight season. 

Miles was named Missis- 
sippi Junior College Ath- 
letic Association Coach of 
the Year six times — 1976, 
1977, 1982, 1983, 1984, 
and 1986. He steps down 
with a career coaching 
record of 556-304 that 
ranks in the nation's elite 
among top baseball 
coaches in the country, and 
he led the Rangers to 24 
different championships 
along the way. 

Since be- 
coming ath- 
letic director 
in 1988, Miles 
is credited 
with helping 
to establish 
the Northwest 
Sports Hall of 
Fame in 1991 
to honor 

Ranger sports 
heroes from 
the past. 
Miles' name 
was added to 
the list of 
when he was 
inducted in 
the fall of 
1994 for ex- 
celling as an 
athlete at 

Northwest in 
1978, Castle 
has a career 
record of 506- 
276 as an as- 
sistant. The 
Rangers have 
also claimed 
five division, 
four state 
and three re- 
gion champi- 

"Its kind of like being sad 
and happy at the same 
time," explained Castle. 
"Coach Miles and I have 
enjoyed a great relationship 
over the years, but we made 
a good run and have been 
around some great players 
and teams. 

"I never aspired to be a 
head coach mainly because 
I was happy with what I 
was doing;' added Castle. 
"By stepping down, Coach 
Miles afforded me an oppor- 
tunity to have my own 
team, and I'm thankful. I 
just hope I can carry on 
what we've been doing. I 
want to do as good a job as 

I can for Northwest to help 
it stay on top!' 

Joining Castle for the 
1997-98 season will be new 
Assistant Coach Mark 

"/ have thoroughly 
enjoyed the 22 years of 
confidence that Northwest 
placed in me to lead this 
program and the relation- 
ships with the many players 
that have come through 
here over the years. " 

— )im Miles 

A former star for the 
Ranger baseball team in 
1988 and 1989, Carson 
was a third baseman anc 
pitcher for Miles anc 

After Northwest, he 
transferred to the Univer- 
sity of Southern Mississippi 
where he recorded a two- 
year mark of 1 8-5. Carson 
was signed as a free agent 
by the Cincinnati Reds 
baseball organization as a 
member of its minor league 
affiliate in Billings, Mont. 
Prior to joining the Rang- 
ers, Carson had coached at 
Briarcrest in Memphis. 

— Brett Brown 

80 • SPORTS 

Donny Castle 

Jim Kelly Miles 

A member of the Northwest coaching staff for 19 years, 
Castle's 20th season will be his first as head coach. A 
10-year veteran of professional baseball, he played for 
the Washington Senators, the Texas Rangers, and the 
New York Yankees. A designated hitter, first baseman, 
and outfielder, he averaged .308 at the plate his first year 
with the pros. 

Miles also has strong ties with the Northwest Rang- 
ers. An All- American pitcher for Northwest in 1994, Miles 
came on board as an assistant for the 1997 season. Miles 
is a recent graduate of Delta State University. 

Brandon Burnett gets out an 
Itawamba runner. Burnett, 
of Batesville, was named 
third team NJCAA Ail- 
American. He also made 
the All-State and All-Region 
teams, was fourth on the 
club in batting with a .330 
average that included four 
home runs and 15 RBI. 
Burnett appeared in 34 of 
the Rangers' 44 games and 
was a starter in 3 7 of them, 

Baseball • 81 


Up-and-down season results in 6-4 
record for Ranger football team 

As always at Northwest, 
excitement about the 1997 
football season began the 
first of August. Many fans 
wanted to see if the Rangers 
could improve upon two con- 
secutive 7-3 seasons. 

Northwest's roller-coaster 
season ended with a record 
of 6-4. The last time the 
Rangers lost four games in 
one year was 1984. Still, 
Northwest produced two All- 
Americans in receiver 
Connie Moore and tailback 
Kevin Jones, while 23 were 
named to the All-State 

Ranked number five in 
the country in a pre-season 
poll released by the NJCAA, 
Northwest opened the sea- 
son in Senatobia against 
number three Hinds. The 
Rangers, who led 13-6 at 
halftime, surrendered 24 
second-half points to the 
Eagles and lost 31-13. 
Northwest committed four 
turnovers that led to 17 
Hinds points. 

First-year place-kicker 
Ken McDonald booted field 
goals of 44 and 30 yards for 
the Rangers, while quarter- 
back Willie Gardner scored 

on a nine-yard run. 

A crowd of just over 1,300 
at Ranger Stadium in 
Senatobia witnessed the tal- 
ents of tailback Jones in the 
second week versus Pearl 
River. The freshman Jones 
dazzled the fans by rushing for 
181 yards, despite playing 
with a hip-pointer, on 1 5 car- 
ries including touchdown runs 
of 41 and 20 yards to lead 
Northwest to a 24-18 victory. 
The Rangers racked up 451 
yards of total offense. 

Northwest's defense was 
also stellar by limiting the 
Wildcats to only 10 total yards 
in the first half and finishing 
the game with 12 tackles be- 
hind the line of scrimmage in- 
cluding nine quarterback 
sacks for minus 57 yards. 
Strong safety Keith Turner col- 
lected three of those sacks, 
while linebacker Darron 
Jeffries chalked up two. 

East Central handed the 
Rangers a heartbreaking 28- 
27 loss in Decatur the follow- 
ing week. Leading 21-6 in the 
third period, Northwest sur- 
rendered 22 unanswered 
points to fall behind 28-21 
with 3:34 remaining. The 
Rangers responded with a 68- 


yard, eight-play touchdown 
drive capped by Gardner's 15- 
yard strike to Moore, but 
McDonald's PAT was blocked 
giving the Warriors the win. 

Northwest scored first on 
an 1 1 -yard run by Jones that 
was set up by a fumble recov- 
ery by Jeffries. Later, the 
Rangers added a 59-yard 
bomb from Gardner to re- 
ceiver Telly Cobbs, and an- 
other scoring run, this time a 
one-yarder, from Jones. Jones 
ended the evening with 136 
yards on 28 carries, while 
Gardner completed 12 passes 
for 227 yards, seven of those 
to Moore good for 140 yards. 

Returning home to 
Senatobia, Northwest got off 
to a good start in north divi- 
sion play by stomping East 
Mississippi 34-23 and giving 
Head Coach Bobby Franklin 
the 140th win of his career. 
The Rangers trailed 10-0 
early, but were sparked in the 
second half by backup quar- 
terback John Holmes who 
was thrown into action after 
Gardner received a concus- 
sion. Holmes responded by 
completing four passes, three 
of them for touchdowns, for 
99 yards. 

Morris (I), 
Chris Pe- 
terson, and 
cause con- 
fusion in the 
and stop the 
back, (left) 

Receivers Moore and Cobbs 
each snagged two touchdown 
receptions. Moore's were of 29 
and 34 yards, while Cobbs 
went for 23 and 28. 
Northwest's defense allowed: 
only 177 yards of total offense. 

Holmes drew his first start i 
in a Ranger uniform the next i 
week and didn't disappoint as 
he threw for 256 yards and 
two touchdowns as Northwest 
claimed a 30-20 win over 
Coahoma. The Tigers shocked 
the Rangers by returning the 
opening kickoff 83 yards for a 
score, but Jones knotted the 
game at 7-7 with a 25-yard 
run, then the Rangers added 
10 more points on a 33-yard 
field goal by McDonald and a 
25-yard pass from Holmes to 
Moore that was set up by line- 
backer Malcolm Williams' 
fumble recovery. Holmes later 
tossed another touchdown, 
this one of 52 yards to Cobbs. 

Homecoming was the set- 
ting for receiver Rory 
Redmond's record-setting 
night when he caught five 
touchdown passes to break the 
old mark of four set by Eric 
Smith in 1992. Redmond 
had scoring receptions of 10, 
13, 25, 13, and four yards 
as Northwest claimed a 42- 
13 victory over Northeast. It 
(continued on page 86) 


82 • SPORTS 

The 1997 Rangers are: (numerical order I to r) Tevas Sanford, Connie Moore, John Holmes, Kevin Jones, Rory Redmond, Kevin Farmer, Willie Gardner, Orlando 
Dunn, Telly Cobbs, Keith Turner, Reggie Pulley, Dedrick Miller, Scott Haley, (second row) Ken McDonald, Rodrick Jones, Marcus Thomas, Kinte Brannon, Tavares 
Farrow, Mario Spivey Kareem Vance, LeCedric Houston, Malcolm Williams, Andre Anderson, Clint Smith, Shawn Johnson, Roderick Branch, Reggie Morris, (third 
row) Tonie Hughes, Darron Jeffries, Marcus Sanford, Jeff Walls, Eddie McCill, Stacy Ford, Clay Harris, Willy Anderson, Marcus Robinson, Anthony Suggs, Corey 
Whiteaker, Jason Carothers, Darryl Miller, Jay Dirks, (fourth row) Dean Harris, Dennis Evans, Mickey Hawthorne, Chris Peterson, Chris Phillips, Jerry Pegues, Roy 
lohnson, Kendrick Key, Andre Heard, Mario Weekly, Draper Redmond, Lewis Sanford, Walter McCarthui, and Willie Blade. Student Assistants are: (fifth row) Kim 

IMcCullough, Julie Holcombe, Dawn Sowell, John Holcombe, Head Trainer Steve Thompson, Scott Oakley, Paul Chrestman, jason Cooper, and Cliff Pitts. 
Coaches are: (sixth row) Alan Arrington, Robert McGraw, Bobby Franklin, Scott Maxfield, and William Kirksey. 

The Northwest Ranger football 
coaching staff includes: 
(kneeling) Head Coach Bobby 
Franklin, (back row I to r) 
Defensive Coordinator Robert 
McCraw, Offensive Line Coach 
Alan Arrington, Offensive 
Coordinator Scott Maxfield, and 
Defensive Line Coach William 
Kirksey. (left) 

Ranger Football • 83 

All-American Connie 
Moore slides between 
two Coahoma players 
during a kickoff return as 
Clint Smith (#38) 
provides assistance, (left) 

Offensive Coordinator 
Scott Maxfield sends a 
play into the game. 
Maxfield's offense pro- 
duced two All- 
Americans. (bottom left) 

Punter Jeff Walls gets 
a kick off against 
Coahoma, (bottom right) 

Ranger Offense 

Scott Maxfield 

Offensive Coordinator 

The Ranger offense thrived last year under Maxfield 
and finished fourth in the region in total yardage 
averaging 377 yards per game, and seventh in 
rushing offense with 7 74 yards per game average. 
Northwest was second in scoring offense averaging 
28.7 points an outing. The Rangers' highest scoring 
total was a 45-point outburst in week seven versus 



Ail-American running back Kevin 
Jones searches for running room 
outside of the East Central defense. 

(far left) 

Freshman tight end jerry Pegues 
heads upfield after making a 
reception versus the Coahoma 
Tigers, (left) 

Coaches Scott Maxfield and Alan 
Arrington meet with the offensive 
unit during timeout at the 
Coahoma game, (below) 

A versatile athlete, quarterback 
Willie Gardner uses his speed to get 
away from a Pearl River defender 
in the second contest of the year, 

Alan Arrington 

Offensive Line Coach 

Ending his fourth season as a coach with the 
Northwest football program, Arrington joined 
the Rangers in 7 994 to head up the offensive 
line. In his first four seasons, the Rangers have 
recorded a 27-13 mark. Arrington was a student 
assistant at Northwest in 7 989 and 7 990 and 
gained coaching experience at the University 
of Mississippi from 7997 to 1 994. 

Offensive Line Coach Alan 
Arrington tries to get his point 
across to one of his players in the 
season opener against Hinds, (far 

Ranger Football • 85 

Bobby Franklin 

Head Coach 

When Bobby Franklin be- 
came the head coach at North- 
west in 1982, he envisioned a 
program that would be a pow- 
erhouse on a state as well as 
national level. That program 
would also produce athletes 
that would move on and be suc- 
cessful at four-year universities, 
and some would even make 
names for themselves in profes- 
sional football. 

Seventeen years later, all of 
Franklins visions have become 
realities. Year in and year out, 
Northwest is known to have one 
of the most successful and re- 
spected football programs in the 
nation. The reason for this can 
be directly attributed to 
Franklin, who is coming off his 
1 7th season at the helm of the 
Rangers where he has amassed 
a record of 144-4 1 -6, which in- 
cludes a sparkling 74-19-2 
mark at Ranger Field, and 17 
consecutive winning seasons. 
His coaching record ranks him 
in the top five nationally among 
active community college 

In March 1994, Franklin 
was honored in pre-game fes- 
tivities of the annual Red-Blue 
Spring Game at Ole Miss when 

he received the Distinguished 
American Award from the Ole 
Miss Chapter of the National 
Football Foundation Hall of 
Fame. He was inducted into the 
University of Mississippi Ath- 
letic Hall of Fame in 1988. 

A former All-Southeastern 
Conference quarterback for the 
Ole Miss Rebels, Franklin re- 
ceived Most Valuable Player in 
the 1958 Gator Bowl and 1960 
Sugar Bowl. He called the sig- 
nals for the Ole Miss Team of 
the Decade in 1959. 

For seven years, Franklin 
was a standout defensive back 
for the Cleveland Browns. 
When he left the Browns in 
1 967, Franklin went to Georgia 
Tech as an assistant coach. The 
following year he returned to 
the pro ranks as defensive 
backfield coach with the Dallas 
Cowboys. After leaving the 
Cowboys in 1972, he joined the 
Baltimore Colts' staff. 

Since Franklin became 
head coach of the Rangers, he 
has sent 1 3 players to the NFL 
and Canadian league. 

Franklin and his wife, the 

former JoAn Hannaford of 

Lumberton, have a son, Bobby 

Ray Jr. and a daughter, Ashley. 

— Brett Brown 


(Season at a Glance co 

marked the Rangers' 16th 
win in the last 17 meetings 
with the Tigers. 

Redmond received three of 
his scoring catches from 
Gardner and the other two 
from Holmes. Northwest's 
other touchdown came on a 
one-yard run by fullback 
Willy Anderson. The Rang- 
ers outgained Northeast in to- 
tal yardage 430 to 223. The 
Tigers only mustered 66 
passing yards. Linebacker 
Clint Smith was the defen- 
sive star for Northwest by 
collecting 17 tackles, causing 
two fumbles, and recovering 

The Rangers used special 
teams in week seven to knock 
off south division foe South- 
west in Summit. Kinte 
Brannon and Dee Miller each 
blocked punts that set up 
Northwest touchdowns and 
allowed the Rangers to blow 
out the Bears 45-19. 

Jones scored three touch- 
downs, two on the ground, 
while Smith recovered a 
blocked punt in the end zone. 
Free safety Kareem Vance 
scored his first touchdown of 


ntinued from page 82) 

the season when he inter- 
cepted a pass and ran 32 
yards. Northwest limited the 
Bears to 250 total yards, 
while racking up 395 of its 

A showdown for first place 
in the north division came in 
week eight. So did thunder- 
storms, high winds, and 
lightning as the Rangers suf- 
fered a 45-14 defeat to Mis- 
sissippi Delta in Moorhead. 
Forced to play against the el- 
ements as well as a tough 
Trojan squad, Northwest fell 
behind 14-0 just eight min- 
utes into the contest, and 28- 
at halftime. 

Moore caught a 14-yard 
touchdown pass from 
Gardner, while Jones added 
a one-yard scoring run to ac- 
count for the Rangers' points. 
Jones ended the night as the 
game's top rusher with 91 
yards on 18 carries. 

On Halloween eve in 
Senatobia, Northwest got one 
of the best individual perfor- 
mances in the history of the 
school from Jones who 
rushed a school-record 38 
times for 235 yards. He 

gained 146 yards on 22 car- 
ries in the second half, but it 
wasn't enough as the Rang- 
ers suffered a 25-14 setback 
to the Holmes Bulldogs. 
Northwest was haunted by 
13 penalties for 104 yards 
and two fumbles that led to 
two Bulldog touchdowns. 

The Rangers led 7-6 at 
halftime thanks to a four- 
yard run by Brannon, but 
Holmes scored 14 points in 
the third quarter to give them 
the lead for good. Brannon 
added another touchdown 
run in the fourth period, this 
time a seven-yarder, to cap 
Northwest's scoring. 

For the first time in recent 
memory. Northwest met 
Itawamba in Fulton in the fi- 
nal game of the season in a 
contest that meant nothing 
except pride for the winning 
team. In past years, the two 
teams usually hooked up to 
see who would advance to the 
state playoffs, but with Mis- 
sissippi Delta and the north 
division championship in 
hand, bragging rights were 
about the only thing at stake. 

The game was loaded with 
suspense and surprises as the 

Rangers fought their way to a 
44-38 double-overtime win. It 
was the first overtime contest 
in the history of Northwest 
football. The two teams com- 
bined for 1 ,043 yards of total 
offense, including 659 pass- 
ing yards. There were 86 
passes thrown in the game, 
56 by Itawamba. 

Quarterback Gardner en- 
joyed the best performance of 
his career in his last game in 
a Ranger uniform by rushing 
for two touchdowns and 
throwing for four more. He ac- 
counted for 352 yards of total 
offense, including 275 yards 
passing. Gardner completed 
15 of 30 attempts and rushed 
17 times for 77 yards. North- 
west won the game when 
Gardner connected with 
Redmond with a 14-yard 
strike in the second extra pe- 

Jones, who rushed for 124 
yards on 24 carries, put the 
Rangers ahead 38-35 with 
1:01 to play on a middle 
screen pass that he took 32 
yards to the end zone. 
Itawamba booted a 42-yard 
field goal to send the game 
into overtime. — Brett Brown 

Moore, Jones named 
to All-American lists 

Northwest football 
stars Connie Moore and 
Kevin Jones have been 
named All-American. It 
marks the ninth con- 
secutive season that 
Northwest has produced 
at least two football All- 

Moore, a 5-10 sopho- 
more receiver from Mi- 
ami, Fla., garnered first- 
team recognition from 
the National Junior Col- 
lege Athletic Association 
and second team honors 
from the J.C. Gridwire, a 
football poll based in 
Santa Ana, Ca. Moore led 
Region 23 in catches and 
yardage for the duration 

of the 1997 season. He 
was also a unanimous 
All-Region and first team 
All-State selection and 
leaves Northwest fourth 
on the all-time receiving 

Jones, a 5-9 freshman 
tailback from Batesville, 
received honorable men- 
tion status from the J.C. 
Gridwire. The Rangers' 
leading rusher, Jones 
carried the ball 194 
times for 1,188 yards 
and eight touchdowns 
this season. His yardage 
total was fourth best in 
the region. 

— Brett Brown 

Fresh off their 6-4 sea- 
son, 23 Northwest Missis- 
sippi Community College 
Ranger football players 
have been selected All- 
State by the Mississippi As- 
sociation of Community 
and Junior Colleges. 

Sophomore receiver 
Connie Moore of Miami, 
Fla., headed up the first 
team. Moore led the state in 
receptions, receptions per 
game, and receiving yard- 
age. He finished with 55 
catches for 882 yards and 
eight touchdowns. 

Moore was joined by 
freshman tailback Kevin 
Jones of Batesville as 
Northwest's only other first 
team offensive selection. 
Jones ended the year sec- 
ond in the state in rushing 
with 194 carries for 1,188 
yards and eight scores. 
Jones also caught six 
passes for 114 yards and 
two more touchdowns. 

Defensively, sophomore 

end Reggie Morris of 
Courtland and free safety 
Kareem Vance of Charles- 
ton were selected first 
team. Morris was fourth on 
the Ranger squad with 65 
tackles, 46 of them solo, 
and recorded four quarter- 
back sacks, while Vance 
finished second with 88 
tackles, including 60 solos. 
Vance was tied for the 
team-lead in interceptions 
with five. 

Five players were named 
second team including line- 
backers Shawn Johnson of 
Brewton, Ala., and Clint 
Smith of Southaven. 
Johnson, a pre-season All- 
American choice, was in- 
jured in the fifth game of 
the year and missed the 
second half of the schedule. 
He still finished with 57 
tackles and four quarter- 
back sacks. Smith led the 
Rangers in tackles by 
chalking up 88. He also 
posted four sacks, caused 

five fumbles, and recovered 
two others. 

On offense, tackles Den- 
nis Evans of Olive Branch 
and Darryl Miller of 
Southaven were voted sec- 
ond team, joining receiver 
Rory Redmond of Oxford. 
Evans and Miller started in 
all 1 games for the Rang- 
ers, while Redmond made 
36 receptions for 453 yards 
and seven touchdowns. 

Honorable mention se- 
lections for the Rangers in- 
clude: offensive guard Ja- 
son Carothers of Taylor, of- 
fensive center Stacy Ford of 
Batesville, offensive guard 
Eddie McGill of Cleveland, 
quarterback Willie Gardner 
of Live Oak, Fla., tight end 
Kendrick Key of Batesville, 
tailback Kinte Brannon of 
Taylor, place kicker Ken 
McDonald of Starkville, 

Receiver Telly Cobbs of 
Robinsonville, linebacker 
Darron Jeffries of 
Abbeville, linebacker Dee 

Kevin Jones 

23 Rangers selected for All-State Team 

Connie Moore 

Miller of Southaven, defensive tackle 
Anthony Suggs of Oxford, defensive 
back Tevas Sanford of Courtland, 
strong safety Keith Turner of Water 
Valley, and punter Jeff Walls of 
Batesville. — Brett Brown 

Head Coach Bobby Franklin, the dean of 
coaches in the state community college ranks, 
gives instructions to his team on a punt return 
in the Hinds game, (opposite page left) 

Freshman linebacker Darron Jeffries flushes the 
Fast Central quarterback out of the pocket, (top 

Ranger Football • 87 

" X 



Defensive Coordinator 
Robert McCraw stalks 
the Ranger sidelines 
hoping for a big play 
from his defensive 
troops, (above) 

A standout for the 
Northwest defense all 
season, linebacker 
Darron Jeffries nails the 
Pearl River quarterback 
before he gets rid of the 
football as Reggie 
Morris (#43) provides 
backup, (top right) 

Robert McGraw 

Defensive Coordinator 

During McGraw's tenure at Northwest that 
includes a 1 1 1 -game span, only 32 teams 
have managed to score 
20 or more points in a 
contest. In fact, the 
Ranger defense had 
given up an average of 
only 16.2 points per 
game in those 1 1 I 
outings. The Rangers 
placed fifth in rushing 
defense in Region 23 by 
limiting their op- 
ponents to an average 
of 141 yards a contest. 


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Darron Jeffries and Reggie Morris 
punish an East Central ball carrier as 
he tries to make his way through the 
line of scrimmage, (left) 

William Kirksey 

Defensive Line Coach 

The 1997 football 
season marked the first 
tor defensive line 
coach William Kirksey 
as a member of the 
Northwest staff. 

Kirksey spent last year 
at Samford University 
in Birmingham, Ala., 
where he coached 
defensive ends for the 
Bulldogs. It was his 
first job on the collegiate 
level. Kirksey has 
already shown that he 
will be a valuable 
assest to the coaching 
staff. The Ranger 
defense totalled 38 
sacks last season for a 
minus 213 yards. 
Nineteen of those 38 
sacks belonged to 
defensive linemen. 

Safety Kareem Vance and linebacker Clint Smith combine to sack the 
Mississippi Delta quarterback in first-half action against the Trojans, 

A welcomed addition to the Ranger coaching staff in 1997, 
Defensive Line Coach William Kirksey communicates with a 
coach in the press box during the Hinds game, (middle left) 

Strong safety Kareem Vance goes in for the tackle of an East Mississippi 
running back, (left) 

Linebacker Shawn Johnson wraps up the legs of the Coahoma 
quarterback for a sack against the Tigers Oct. 4. (opposite page 

Ranger Football • 89 


Confidence leads Rangers 
to regular season success 

90 • SPORTS 

Head Coach: 
Marc Dukes 

The Northwest Rangers 
were confident headed into 
the 1997-98 basketball sea- 
son. And why not? After all, 
they were the two-time de- 
fending north division and 
state champions and re- 
turned five players includ- 
ing two starters from a team 
that finished 28-4 the year 

Northwest got the year 
started with an eight-game 
win streak that included a 
1 13-91 win at Aquinas Col- 
lege in Nashville, Tenn., a 
126-87 win over state run- 
ner-up Pearl River, and an 
85-83 victory at Shorter Col- 
lege in Little Rock, Ark. The 
Rangers' first loss of the sea- 
son came in the finals of the 
West Plains Classic to the 
host team, West Plains, Mo., 
1 1 1-98. The loss came after 

Northwest defeated South- 
eastern Illinois, 91-86 and 
Labette, Kansas, 91-62 in 
the opening days of the 
event. Forwards Marcus 
Hicks of Jackson, Tenn., 
and LaTaryl Williams of Ox- 
ford were named to the All- 
Tournament team. Hicks av- 
eraged 22 points and 13 re- 
bounds in the three-day 

Heading into north divi- 
sion play with an overall 
record of 8-1, Northwest 
split its first two games in 
the conference. First, the 
Rangers defeated Holmes 
98-52 in Senatobia thanks 
to a 19-point outburst by 
Leroy Bledsoe of Hernando. 
Northwest blew a halftime 
lead at Northeast and 
dropped an 88-83 decision 
to the Tigers despite 22 

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Jamie Rosser 
Garon Marion 
Quentin Gillespie 
Cordell Dunn 
Leroy Bledsoe 
Jacova Jenkins 
LaTaryl Williams 
Vincent Moore 
Greg Mabry 
Rodney Driver 
Marquis Orange 
Todd Richardson 
Shannon Forman 
Lunda Wilborn 
Marcus Hicks 

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Assistant Coach: Jeff Caldwell 

points from Marcus Hicks and 13 re- 
bounds from Lunda Wilborn of Oxford. 

A four-game win streak followed the 
setback at Northeast. The Rangers gath- 
ered a 62-56 win over Copiah-Lincoln 
in Senatobia, a 98-86 victory at Missis- 
sippi Delta, an 86-58 blowout of East 
Mississippi in Senatobia, and a 138-66 
whitewashing of Itawamba in Fulton. 

Shelby State handed Northwest its 
next loss, a 92-88 decision in Memphis. 
Ranger guard Jamie Rosser of Memphis 
hit for 19 points, while Hicks grabbed 
15 rebounds. 

Northwest dived back into division 
play to round out the season and won 
seven of its final eight games. Perhaps, 
the biggest victory was avenging an ear- 
lier loss to Northeast by whipping the 
Tigers in Senatobia 97-90. The win put 
the Rangers back into first place in the 
north standings, but a 74-72 loss at East 
Mississippi two games later put North- 
west back into second place where it 
would finish the regular season. 

The Rangers then proceeded to close 
out the regular season with a three-game 
win streak that included season sweeps 
of Itawamba, Shorter, and Coahoma. 

Several accolades were reached dur- 
ing the year for the Rangers as Hicks 
established himself as one of the school's 
all-time leading scorers and rebounders, 
while Head Coach Marc Dukes picked up 
the 200th win of his junior college coach- 
ing career. Northwest also kept alive a 
home winning streak of 18 games that 
began during the 1996-97 season. 

— Brett Brown 

jacova Jenkins 
prepares to score 
despite pressure 
from an opp- 
onent, (above) 

Forward LaTaryl 
Williams jams one 
home against the 
home team in the 
West Plains Classic 
Nov. 22. (left) 

Head Coach Marc 
Dukes paces the 
sidelines during 
the Rangers' game 
at West Plains, Mo. 
(opposite page far 

Basketball • 91 






Nov. 4 

Aquinas, Tenn. 

W 113-91 


Nov. 10 

Pearl River 

W 126-87 


Nov. 11 

Gulf Coast 

W 84-80 


Nov. 13 

Shelby State, Tenn. 

W 94-90 


Nov. 15 

Shorter, Ark. 

W 85-83 

Little Rock 

Nov. 17 


W 84-69 


Nov. 20 

Southeast Illinois 

W 91-86 

West Plains, Mo. 

Nov. 21 

Labette, Kansas 

W 91-62 

West Plains, Mo. 

Nov. 22 

SMSU-West Plains 

L 98-1 11 

West Plains, Mo. 

Dec. 2 


W 98-52 


Dec. 4 


L 83-88 


Dec. 8 


W 62-56 


Jan. 6 

*Mississippi Delta 

W 98-86 


Jan. 10 

*East Mississippi 

W 86-58 


Jan. 12 


W 138-66 


Jan. 15 

Shelby State, Tenn. 

L 88-92 


Jan. 20 


W 83-68 


Jan. 22 


W 83-65 


Jan. 26 


W 97-90 


Jan. 29 

*Mississippi Delta 

W 104-59 


Feb. 2 

*East Mississippi 

L 72-74 


Feb. 5 


W 93-42 


Feb. 9 

Shorter, Ark. 

W 83-64 


Feb. 12 


W 74-57 


MAC JC North Division Tournament 

Feb. 16 

Mississippi Delta 

W 112-88 


Feb. 18 

East Mississippi 

W 82-77 


Feb. 19 


W 75-59 


MAC JC State Tournament 

Feb. 23 


W 81-69 


Feb. 24 

Pearl River 

L 86-91 


* North Division 


Guard Leroy Bledsoe drives the 
baseline in an attempt to get around a 
West Plains player in the West Plains 
Classic in Missouri, (right) 

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92 • SPORTS 

Freshman Jamie Rosser controls the ball and runs the offense for the Rangers in 
the West Plains Classic, (left) 

Gliding through the Northeast defense, Lunda Wilborn goes to the rack for two 
points against the Tigers Dec. 4. (top center) 

Ranger Basketball • 93 

Men take 4th in 'Big Dance' 

Representing Northwest at the 
NJCAA Men's National Championship 
Tournament March 17-21 in Hutchin- 
son, Kan., the unranked Rangers tore 
through two nationally-ranked oppo- 
nents in the opening rounds, but fell in 
the semi-finals 68-67 to eventual Na- 
tional Champion Indian Hills, Iowa. 
Northwest placed fourth in the event by 
dropping a 100-96 decision to Seward 
County, Kan., in double overtime on the 
final day. The men ended their season 
with a record of 29-7. Marc Dukes re- 
ceived his Region 23 Coach of the Year 
plaque during the pre-tourney banquet. 

Northwest, who possessed the tough- 
est draw of any team in the tournament, 
crunched No. 2 Allegany, Md., in the 
opening round 83-68, then knocked off 
No. 18 Vincennes, Ind., 68-59 in the sec- 
ond round to set up its showdown with 
defending National Champion Indian 
Hills in the semi-finals. The Warriors 
possessed a 71 -game win streak that 
began during the 1996-97 season. 

Hicks led Northwest with a game-high 
25 points and added seven rebounds, 
while LaTaryl Williams of Oxford scored 
12, Forman 12, and Rosser 1 1. 

In the consolation game to decide 
fourth place, Hicks led Northwest with 
a 29-point outburst, while Forman 
poured in 24, and Rosser 13. 

Forward Shannon Forman searches for an 
open teammate in Northwests 88-86 win 
over Shorter, Ark., Nov. 15 in Little Rock. 

94 • SPORTS 

A valuable player off the bench for the Rangers all season, Todd Richardson makes his way to the 
bucket despite defensive pressure from a player from Labette, Kansas, (above) 

The Rangers celebrate their 
Region 23 Championship win '■ 
over Pearl River 92-8 1 March 5 
at Clinton. Northwest reached I 
the finals after defeating I 
Southwest 107-83 and East \ 
Mississippi 80-75. (left) 

Shannon Forman of Baton 
Rouge, La., goes for two against 
Seward County on the final day 
of the national tournament. 
Forman and teammate Marcus 
Hicks of Jackson, Tenn., were 
named to the All-Tournament 
team, (opposite page, bottom 


Assistant Coach: 
Jeff Caldwell 

One of the brightest stars in Region 23, forward Marcus Hicks 
tries to get around a Coahoma player in the Rangers' 74-57 
victory over the Tigers Feb. 1 2 in Clarksdale. (above) 

Assistant Coach Jeff Caldwell paces the sidelines at Shelby 
State, (top left) 

Marquis Orange gets cut off by a West Plains player on his 
way to the basket in the West Plains Classic, (left) 




'Classy' recipe makes for winning season 

The right mix of sophomore 
leadership and freshman style 
helped the Northwest Lady 
Rangers to another strong 
season in 1997-98. Northwest 
followed up three straight 20- 
win campaigns with a 17-6 
record in the regular season 
and a second place finish in 
the north division standings 
with a 9-3 mark. 

Perhaps the heart and soul 
of the team was the play of 
sophomores Telitha Ball of 
Oxford, Vanessa Coffey of 
Calhoun City, Maria Fairbee of 
Courtland, Tamekia Shaw of 
Taylor, Leijuana Banks of Ox- 
ford, and Yvette Milam of 
Nesbit. The group fought the 
wars the year before and knew 
what to expect in 1997-98. 

But who can forget the flair 
of play-making freshman 
guard Tina Jones of Hughes, 
Ark. , and the inside power and 
rebounding ability of forward 
Pasha Herrod of Calhoun City? 
Jones led the Lady Rangers in 
scoring averaging 14.9 points 
per game, while Herrod was 
the squad's top rebounder with 
12.5 per game. 

Northwest started the sea- 
son by hosting its own tour- 
nament in Senatobia. The 
Lady Rangers knocked off 
Jackson State., Tenn., 69-40 
on opening night, but lost on 
the second day of the event 
to Kilgore, Texas, 86-81. 
Northwest gave national 
power Kilgore all it wanted 
for 35 minutes, but couldn't 

hold off a late rally. Jones 
totalled 40 points in the tour- 

The Lady Rangers then 
reeled off six consecutive 
wins including an 85-84 
overtime affair at Northwest 
Shoals in Alabama. Jones 
again provided sparks by 
hitting for 19 points includ- 
ing a three-pointer at the 
end of regulation that sent 
the contest into the extra pe- 
riod. Northwest added wins 
over Shorter College, Ark., 
Shelby State, Hinds, Jack- 
son State, and Holmes be- 
fore stumbling in its next 
two games versus Copiah- 
Lincoln and Northeast. 

Wins against Mississippi 
Delta and East Mississippi 

followed. Herrod scored a 
season-high 28 points ver- 
sus Delta and added 10 re- 
bounds, and came through 
with a 16-point, 14-rebound 
outburst against East. 

Northwest closed out the 
regular season schedule 
with a six-game win streak 
which included division vic- 
tories over Mississippi Delta, 
East Mississippi, Itawamba, 
and Coahoma. Latarsha 
Sallie of Charleston scored a 
season-high 24 points in the 
Itawamba game, while 
Michelle Chatman of Mem- 
phis was good for a season- 
high 17 against Mississippi 
Delta in Senatobia. 

— Brett Brown 

96 • SPORTS 

Guard Tina Jones leaves three Coahoma players in 
their tracks as she goes to the air for a basket versus 
the Lady Tigers Feb. 12 in Clarksdale. (left) 

Despite pressure from a 
Lady Tiger, freshman 
Tracy Rooker shoots for 
two against Coahoma. 
Feb 12. (left) 

Lady Ranger Head 
Coach Don Fdwards 
gives instructions to his 
squad as Northwest 
battles Shelby State in 
Memphis Jan. 15. 

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Vanessa Coffey G S 

Merita Rogers G F 

Tina Jones G F 

Michelle Chatman G F 

Kesha Howell G F 

Tamekia Shaw G S 

Tasheba Lester F F 

Telitha Ball G S 

Leijuana Banks G S 

Misty Burford G F 

Latarsha Sallie G F 

Tracey Rooker F F 

Pasha Herrod F/C F 

Marie Fairbee C S 

Yvette Milam F/C S 


Calhoun City 

Adamsville, Tenn. 

Hughes, Ark. 









Hickory Flat 

Calhoun City 



Managers: Carmin Horn and Megan Zinn 

Assistant Coach: Jeff Caldwell 

Head Coach: 
Don Edwards 

Lady Ranger Basketball • 97 

98 • SPORTS 

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Dec. 2 
Dec. 4 
Dec. 8 
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Jan. 1 
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Feb. 18 
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Jackson State, Tenn. W 69-40 

Kilgore, Texas L 81-86 

Northwest Shoals W 85-84 

Shelby State, Tenn. W 96-70 

Shorter, Ark. W 80-72 

Hinds W 77-61 

Jackson State, Tenn. W 73-70 

*Holmes W 88-64 

*Northeast L 67-84 

Copiah-Lincoln L 72-80 

*Mississippi Delta W 95-75 

*East Mississippi W 76-63 

*Itawamba L 64-72 

Shelby State, Tenn. L 82-83 

*Coahoma W 73-57 

*Holmes W 68-57 

*Northeast L 64-72 

*Mississippi Delta W 90-7 1 

*East Mississippi W 93-59 

*Itawamba W 89-80 

Shorter, Ark. W 88-66 

*Coahoma W 98-58 

North Division Tournament 

Mississippi Delta W 93-61 

Itawamba W 6 1 -46 

Northeast L 66-72 
State Tournament 

Copiah-Lincoln L 56-66 

Center Yvette Milam shoots over a 
couple of Coahoma Lady Tigers in 
Northwests 98-58 win Feb. 12 in 
Clarksdale. (above) 




Phil Campbell, Ala 


Little Rock 


Jackson, Tenn. 


















Sophomore Telitha Ball 
dribbles the ball through 
the defense of Shorter 
College in action Nov. 15 
in Little Rock, (left) 

Ixic y Ranger Basketball • 99 

Lady Rangers finish 8th in nation 

The Lady Rangers finished their 1997-98 season with 
an eighth-place finish at the NJCAA Women's National 
Championship Tournament, held March 17-21 in Salina, 
Kan. Head Coach Don Edwards received his Region 23 
Coach of the Year plaque during the tournament. 

Freshman point guard Tina Jones of Hughes. Ark., 
whose three-point arsenal put a scare into all four of the 
Lady Rangers' opponents, finished the tournament with 
19 converted three-pointers, including a tournament 
record seven in the first contest. 

Northwest opened the event by dropping a 90-57 deci- 
sion to eventual National Champion Central Arizona, then 
rebounded to defeat Iowa Western 85-73 and Cincinnati 
State 79-72. The Lady Rangers lost on the final day of the 
tournament, in a game for seventh place, to Westark, Ark., 
62-57. The Lady Rangers ended the season with a record 
of 23- 10. 

In the battle for seventh place, Vanessa Coffey of 
Calhoun City led Northwest with 18 points, while Jones 
added 16. Forward Maria Fairbee of Courtland pulled down 
13 rebounds. 

Against a bigger, stronger Central Arizona squad in the 
opening round. Northwest was hot early and led 14-6 
thanks to four of Jones' seven 3-pointers in the game, but 
the Vaqueras responded with a 22-4 run and sent the Lady 
Rangers to the consolation bracket. 

Slicing through the Holmes defense, 
guard Merita Rogers drives to the basket 
in the Lady Rangers' win over the Lady 
Bulldogs jan.22. (right) 


100 • SPORTS 

Freshman point guard Tina Jones of 
Hughes, Ark., looks for an open 
teammate in a semi-final game against 
Cincinnati State during the national 
tournament March 17-21. Jones, who set 
a tournament record with seven 3- 
pointers on day one against Central 
Arizona, led the Lady Rangers to a 79- 
72 win over Cincinnati, (right) 

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Guard Kesha Howell searches for an open teammate amidst pressure from a 
Shorter Lady Bulldog, (right) 

Maria Fairbee goes over a Holmes Lady Bulldog for two points in a Northwest 
win Jan. 22. (below) 

The Lady Rangers celebrate their Region 23 championship win over Copiah- 
Lincoln March 5 in Clinton. The ladies defeated the Lady Wolves 74-55 to take 
the trophy after wins over Jones County, 72-62, and East Central, 80-70, earlier 
in the tournament. The championship took Northwest to the NjCAA Women's 
National Championship Tournament in Salina, Kansas, March 17-21 . (above) 

Lady Ranger Basketball • 101 

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The 1997 fall intramural 
sports season began with sand 
volleyball and wound its way 
through football, billards, and 
3-on-3 basketball. The Return- 
ing Champs won the volleyball 

tournament, the Northwest 
Soldiers took the win for flag 
football, and Shawn Phillips 
won the pool tournament. In 3- 
on-3. The Greeks took the 
mens title while The Click de- 
feated the BSU for the title in 
the womens league. 

Over 300 students partici- 
pated in all the intramural 
games, not to mention all the 
spectators that showed up for 
all the events. Director of 
Recreation and Wellness Bert 
Foster and his work-study 
students could be seen at all 
the games providing the 

necessary leadership to conduct 
the events. Everything must 
have gone according to Coach 
Fosters plan because all games 
were played with no majorr 
injuries or time delays. 

The 1 998 spring season began 
with mens 5-on-5 basketball and 
scheduled events included 
softball, ping-pong, volleyball, and 
water sports. These sports will 
be included in the 1 999 yearbook. 

"I am very impressed with the 
sportsmanship, morale, and tal- 
ent of our participants',' said Fos- 
ter. "The spectators also showed 
up for a lot of the games and tour- 
naments to give their support. 1 1 
would like to thank everyone 
who participated in intramurals 
in any way, " he said. 

— Jeremy Earnest 

Bert Foster, director of recreation and wellness, stands ready to blow his whistle 
as he referees a 3-on-3 basketball game in the Union gym. Coach Foster directs 
any intramural sports held on campus, (left) 



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Backed up by teammate Brook Holland of Alligator, Ffob Wier ofNesbit snatches the flag of Irish team member Pat Bomar of Olive Branch during 
an intramural flag football game. Flag football attracted 200 participants that divided into 12 teams amd two different divisions, (above) 



WW]D team 

Justin Strawn 
of Olive 
Branch at- 
tempts to 
block a 
spike made 
by FISH 
team mem- 
ber jay Henry 
of Indepen- 
dence. Four 
teams par- 
ticipated in 
the sand 
during the 
fall sem- 
ester, (right) 

'Bout It team mem- 
ber Robert Faulkner 
of Senatobia works 
his way through The 
Irish's defense in 
order to score a 
touchdown, (below) 

Angela Ormon of Hickory Flat searches for another member 
tof the BSU team to pass the ball to while Click team mem- 
ber Chandra Jones of Greenwood guards her. (above) 


Intramurals • 103 



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Students attending summer school at DeSoto Centers Southaven campus take a 
break between classes, (above) 

Liz Burns, director of counseling services, is ready to confirm class schedules for 
students who had pre-registered at DeSoto Center for fall 7997. (below) 


106 • CENTERS 

1997 Fall Enrollment 1,542 

(day and evening) 

1 998 Spring Enrollment 1 ,385 

(day and evening) 

Programs of Study 


Accounting Technology 
Medical Office Technology 
Microcomputer Technology 
Office Systems Technology 
Hotel/Restaurant Management 

Funeral Services Technology 
Respiratory Care Technology 
Marketing Management 

Practical Nursing 

Aviation Maintenance Technology (OB) 
Commercial Truck Driving (OB) 

College Parallel 


Business Administration 

Computer Information Systems 

Business and Office Administration 

Elementary Education 

Secondary Education 



General College 






Small Business Development Center 
Continuing Education classes 
Adult Basic Education classes 
Evening/Weekend classes 
Summer School 

Counseling Services 
Extracurricular Activities 

Practical nursing students (I to r) Tammie Tate of Memphis, Ashley Owings of Olive Branch, and Demetric Brown of Southaven practice using the patient lift. 

Members of DeSoto Centers Delta 
Epsilon Chi chapter collect donations ot 
new and used infant car seats for 
distribution to deserving children in the 
area. The project was held in 
conjunction with Deposit Guaranty 
National Bank, DeSoto County law 
enforcement, the Mississippi Highway 
Patrol, and the DeSoto County Health 
Department. DECA members 
participating in the event are (front, I to 
r) Tiffany Sappington of Southaven; 
Tracy Tarpley of Nesbit; Jennifer Dupuis, 
Katie Britt, both of Southaven; Angela 
Staten of Lake Cormorant; (back row) 
Roy Dye, Patrick Foley, Brian Harris, all 
of Southaven; and Greg Drumwright of 
Olive Branch, (left) 

DeSoto Center • 107 

DeSoto County mayors prepare to throw out the first Times Today at a press conference held at DeSoto Center Aug. 29. The DeSoto Times 
chose the Southaven facility as the site of the press conference announcing the production of the daily newspaper. On hand to participate in the 
ceremony are (I to r) Owner Tom Pittman, Hernando Mayor Ed Gale, Horn Lake Mayor Mike Thomas, Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, and Olive 
Branch Mayor Sam Rikard. (above) 

DeSoto Center 

in the news 

Lt. Gov. Ronnie Musgrove was 
among the dignitaries asked to 
speak at the press conference 
Aug. 29. Congressman Roger 
Wicker (background) was also 
included on the program, (right) 

108 • CENTERS 

DeSoto Center 

educating youth 

High school students participating in the DeSoto Youth Leadership 
Group get a pulse check from practical nursing students at the Nov. 
13 event. The youth group included honor students from high 
schools in DeSoto County. The program, coordinated through the 
DeSoto Council, brought the students to the Southaven campus for 
career and education sessions, (left) 

Dr. Harold Simmons, science instructor, performs an experiment 
using liquid nitrogen and balloons. The experiment was a favorite 
for high school students on campus for workshops, (below) 

DeSoto Center • 109 



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Olive Branch 

Aviation maintenance 

technology student Randy 

Laird of Waterford inspects 

an airframe, (above) 

Bryan Hall of Sledge and 

Richard Frazier of Pontotoc 

reassemble a small turbine 

engine, (right) 






Commercial Truck Driving 

The new flat-bed trailer rolled in to the Olive Branch Center parking lot in February. 
The trailer will be used by students in the Commercial Truck Driving class, (top) 

Jeremy Shinall of Horn Lake disassembles a jet engine, (left) 

Nick Dykes of Clarksdale, Barry Gray of Olive Branch, and David Stanovic of 
Memphis work on flight control rigging, (above) 

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1997 Fall Enrollment 

day - 367 
evening - 314 

1998 Spring Enrollment 

day - 335 
evening - 270 

Programs of Study 


Office Systems 

Medical Office 

Office Assistant 
Health Care Assistant 
Practical Nursing 


Evening School 
Summer School 
VIDs Lab 

Counseling Services 
Extracurricular Activities 

Enrollment on the Oxford campus 
continues to increase. This year LYTC 
added 60 students to its night enrollment 
over last year's total of 314. The day figure 
is 362; that's 18 more than last year, 
(above, left) 

Natasha King of Batesville gets in some 
additional study time in the library. King 
is an office assistant major, (left) 

112 • CENTERS 

Pageant. Crawford, a general college major 
attending the Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical 
Center, performed 'As If We Never Said 
Coodbye" for her vocal selection in the talent 
competition, (below) 

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center • 1 13 

114 • CENTERS 

Anita latum of Oxford works on a 
freshman nursing test, (opposite 

Students in the health care assistant 
program practice CPR procedures, 
jayne River is the instructor, (top, 

Wanda Daniels of Water Valley is 
the Outstanding Student in the 
health care assistant program. 
| (above) 

Business Technology instructor 
Brenda Baird keeps her word 
processing class busy with a 
A project, (left) 

Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center • 1 15 






Martha Mitchell (right) is director of the Ashland facility. Amy Shaw is special 
populations coordinator, (above) 

Benton-Marshall serves as a secondary facility for Benton County. One of the high 
school classes taught there is Barry Hobson's metal trades class, (below) 


1997 Fall Enrollment 51 

1998 Spring Enrollment 45 

Programs of Study 


Office Systems Technology 


Practical Nursing 


JTPA programs 

ABE classes 

Benton County High School classes 

Representing BMC on the 7 997 Homecoming court are Beau 
jean Cummings of Ashland and her escort Frederick Hamer of 

Michigan City, (above) 

Marcellus jimmerson of Michigan City works on a cosmetology patron, (above) 

BMC Director 
Martha Mitchell 
created this pencil 
drawing of the 
center for use in its 
1997-98 recruiting 

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clubs and 

Agriculture-CPU 120-121 


NW Recruiters 122-123 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia- 

Science and Math 124-125 

SOUL-Writer's Club 126-127 

Cosmetology-HOSA 1 28- 1 29 

Phi Beta Lambda- 
Student Recruiters 130-131 






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Clubs and Organizations • 1 19 


In an effort to promote a broad range of educational experiences, North- 
west provides a variety of clubs and organizations for participation by 
both students and faculty. Many clubs and organizations recruit mem- 
bership from students with interests in specific areas. There are cur- 
rently over 30 clubs and organizations affiliated with the college. 

Agriculture Club (FFA) 

The Agriculture Club promotes in- 
terest and training in areas of agri- 
culture through regular meetings 
and participation in special events. 

Members are (1 to r) Lane Wiggers, 
Stephen Craven, Kenny Shankle, 
Steven McCain, Darrell Hamner, 
French Woods, Sam Cox, Sterling 
Schmitz, John Gabbert, John Wilson, 
Robert Sinquefield, Brad Gray, Jimmy 
Presley, advisor, and David Williams 

All-Campus Events 

All-Campus Events is an ap- 
pointed group of students that helps 
to select, organize, and implement 
student activities. 

Members are (1 to r) Nickie Soard, 
Lora Johnston, Pam Wooten, advisor, 
Maggie Krayer, and Melissa Ferguson. 
Not pictured are Tameka Hampton 
and Drew Oakley. 


Baptist Student Union 

BSU provides a place for Chrisi- 
tan students to find fellowship and 
spiritual growth, worship God, study 
the Bible, and become involved in 
community outreach and missions. 

Members are Maurice Boughton. Mindy Jo Gitter, 
Jason Yancy. Alison Smith, Seotty Cothern, Rob 
Smith, Chuck Patrick, Joshua Cothern, Justin 
Strawn, Misty Williams, Corey Whiteaker, Misty 
Moore, Genia Phillips, Desiree Ibarra, Mari Alyce 
Mitchell, Kelly Morgan, Jeff West. Brook Holland, 
Kristi Bowles, Bryan Burrus, Monica Franks, Scott 
Haley, Bubba Fleming, Stacy Hamblin, Caroline Koon, 
Derrick Maranto, Beth Moberly, Kyle Moncrief, 
Michael Morrow, Beth Phillips, Nancy Nicholson, 
Heather Nichols, Tim Meredith, Paul Chrestman, 
Clinton Walden, Tim Chrestman, Will Odom, Lacie 
Yeager, Shelley Dungan, Allison Ormon, Angela 
Ormon, Rob Wier, Neal Creecy Tabetha Bowles, Chad 
Baldwin, Jamie Smith, J.D. Vansandt, Anthony 
Adams, Chuck Patrick, and Julia Phillips. 

CAD Crew 

CAD Crew strives to promote fel- 
lowship and professionalism among 
its members by emphasizing their 
common interest in Computer- Aided 
Drafting and Design (CAD). Commu- 
nication with industry provides the 
members with current information 
regarding issues that effect their fu- 
ture as drafting professionals. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Patricia War- 
ren, advisor, Roxanne Carson, Stephanie 
Borden, Shelly Melton, (second row) Brian 
Flathery, Marquee Hall, Michael Clark, John 
Moore, Quenton Gillespie, Michael Wright, 
Michael Austin, Glynda Hall, Joel Surette, 
Allen McGraw, advisor, (third row) Clay Taylor. 
Robbie Frazier, Curtis McLarty Garret Terry, 
and Tim Chavez. 


Computer Professionals 
United (CPU) Club 

Membership is open to business 
and computer students in the tech- 
nical division who are interested in 
learning more about computers in the 
workplace and computers in general. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Nikkie 
Rayford, Shantay Hall, Deborah Jones, 
Angie Sutton, Yalanda Sheegog, De 
Andre House, Patricia Meek, advisor, 
(second row) Marie Newson, Brenda 
Kilgore, Signy Givens, advisor, Queen Th- 
ompson, Teresa Hudson, Brandon Burns, 
Kerry Porter, Kellie Chris well, Brian Bur- 
ros, Nick White, and Kenny Few. 

Agriculture Club-CPU Club • 121 

Cosmetology Club 

The Cosmetology Club strives to 
build good will for the students, the 
college, and the profession as it de- 
velops talents. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Lester Street, 
Hollie Bailey, reporter. Tammy Frederick, 
Latonya Reed, Elisa Hardaway, Flecia Jefferies, 
Natosha Thompson, vice-president. Nee Jones, 
(second row) Connie Cauthen. Jamie Gross, 
Tamra Carr, Jamie Allison, Laura Sowell, 
Malissa White, Angel Price, president, Becky 
Taylor, (third row) Stephanie Compton, Janet 
Potts, Natosha Archery, Tonya Stafford, 
Amanda Houston, Michelle Cook, Michelle 
Harvey, Sandra Polk, Jeanette Horton, (fourth 
row) Mary Long, advisor, Cynthia Simpson, Beth 
Andrews, Margie Lawrence, Rhetta Siggers, 
Chandra Jones, and Vicki O'Dell, advisor. 

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Fellowship of Christian 
Athletes (FCA) 

The FCA is a non-denominational 
organization that focuses on reli- 
gious training for athletes, coaches, 
and former athletes. The FCA em- 
phasizes Christian performance in 
athletics and holds weekly Bible 
study sessions. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Bran- 
don Pulley, William Freeman, Jason 
Jackson, Lori Allen, (second row) Bud 
Young, advisor, Kevin Shideler, 
Allison Hardy, Katie Manning, and 
Bubba Rhodes. 

Graphic Design Club 

Membership to the Graphic De- 
sign Club is limited to students in 
the department. Its purpose is to 
broaden the social and cultural out- 
look of students. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Kim 
Nix, Kristina Emory, Holly Bigham, 
Reanon Gaut, Emily Harris, (second 
row) Corey Campbell, Steven Haley, 
Craig Mouser, Jason Hollis, Josh 
Vincent, Jon Moore, and Cheryl Rice, 


Les Fauves 

Les Fauves Junctions to promote 
art in the area. Among the projects 
of the club are art exhibits, an art 
sale, and campus beautijication. 
Anyone who is taking at least one 
course in the Art Department is eli- 
gible for membership. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Amy 
Turley, Jerry Knowlton, Earl Fuller, 
(second row) Leslie Salmon, Desiree 
Safar, Matt Wymer, (third row) Charlie 
Woolfolk, Jessica Rogers, Elzie 
Coleman, Paul Porter, Joan Glenn, 
Steven Haley, Dennis Lewis, Undra 
Askew, and Joseph McKee. 

Northwest Players 

The Northwest Players is an orga- 
nization through which individuals 
strive to generate interest in theatre 
in the Northwest area. It provides 
opportunities which help develop 
dramatic talents. 

Members are Valerie Davis, Jason 
Anderson, Chris Pearson, Ray Huey, 
Shad Chancellor, Onis McHenry, ad- 
visor, and Maurice Boughton. 

Northwest Student 

The Recruiters serve as student 
representatives at Northwest Junc- 
tions. Participants also give campus 
tours, assist with orientation, and 
work in the Recruiting Office. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Kristen Ellis, 
Kwanza Miller, Misty Williams. Lora 
Johnston. Amber Sowell, Michelle Billiagsley, 
April Hawks, Stacey Hollowell, Leslie Evans, 
Macie Heuerman, (second row) Wendy 
McCaleb, Kristi Anderson, Nancy Nicholson, 
Heather Jenkins, Janae Ferrell, Renee 
Simmons, Greg McRae, Tiffanie Burkes, 
Jermaine Young, Kyle Moncrief, Kenya Pow- 
ers, Rodney Smith. Jr., and Tonya Malone. 

Cosmetology Club-Northwest Student Recruiters • 123 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia 

The Lambda Rho chapter colony of 
the national mens fraternal group pro- 
motes music and music appreciation on 
campus and in the surrounding area. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) John 
Ungurait, advisor, Jeremy Hunter, secretary, 
Jason Quillman, Rob McCord, education of- 
ficer, Dale Fitzgerald, Todd Hill, advisor, (sec- 
ond row) Tommy Spencer, Rob Smith, David 
Stanford, Will Odom, historian, Anthony 
Adams, (third row) Justin Strawn, treasurer, 
Neal Creecy, Dale Fachman, Trey Patrick, 
vice-president, Brad Smith, (fourth row) 
Chad Baldwin, Gary Vogt, warden, Blake 
McGee, and Chris Gerard, president. Not pic- 
tured are Jerome Lockett, Andre Bernard, 
Dan Smith, faculty initiate, and Onis 
McHenry, honorary member. 

Phi Theta Kappa 

Phi Theta Kappa is an interna- 
tional scholastic and leadership fra- 
ternity for two-year colleges. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Elizabeth Harvey, 
advisor, Macie Heuerman, president. Heather 
Jenkins, secretary, Betsy Flippo. treasurer, John 
Hope, reporter, Kristie Duncan, advisor, (second 
row) Annette Parker, Cory Sims, Leslie Walker, 
Maggie Krayer, Louise Smith-Conley, Charlie 
Payne, Leslie Evans, (third row) Jason Huie, 
Barry Finnic Luanda Jordan. Leslie Roberts, 
Kelly Maughan, Irina Likh, Chad Baldwin. Neal 
Creecy, (fourth row) Janet Williams, Dawn 
Rowell, Karla Haines, Pamela Lewis, Lora 
Johnston. Jill Shackleford, Jamie Smith. Vickie 
Heskett, (fifth row) Rebekah Kelly, Steffanie Car- 
penter, Tabetha Bowles. Laura Allen. April 
Stanton, Robert Smith, and Andrea Reese. Not 
pictured are Will Odom and Paul Chrestman. 

Preschool Association of 

Students, Teachers, and 

Educators (PASTE) 

PASTE is composed of technical 
child development technology ma- 
jors and other educators who are in- 
terested in child development. 

Members are Kylie James, Anita 
Lloyd, Easter Jackson, Donna Logan, 
Judy Barham, advisor, Shawanda W. 
Collins, Mandy Wages, Pamela 
Adcock, Duwanna Ballentine, and 
Marilyn Spears, advisor. 


The Ranger Rocket 

The Ranger Rocket newspaper 
staff is composed of journalism ma- 
jors and students interested in 
learning any phase of newspaper 
work. The purpose of the publication 
is to promote professionalism and 
encourage members to develop their 
journalistic talents. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Jason 
Mattox, Chad Martin, J.D. Vansandt, (sec- 
ond row) Zola Williams, Stacy Savage, Jer- 
emy Earnest, Katja Huste, and Will Odom. 
second semester editor. Not pictured are 
Andre Johnson, Samantha Lewis, 
Stephanie Tutor, Tony Max, Terrence Jones, 
Ovid Smith, and Stacey Hollowell, first se- 
mester editor. 

Rodeo Club 

The Rodeo Club is an affiliate of 
the National Intercollegiate Rodeo 
Association that promotes rodeo as 
an intercollegiate sport. Students 
have the opportunity to compete 
against students from other colleges 
in standard rodeo events. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Allison 
Hardy, Tabatha Nelson, Justin Selvy, 
Candie Miguez, Neely Winters, (second row) 
Bud Young, advisor, Michael Hughes, Brad 
Tedford, Kevin Hatton, Steven McCain, 
Kevin Shideler, John Wilson, Kenny 
Shankle, (third row) Darrell Hamner, Sam 
Cox, Bubba Rhodes, Brandon Pulley, Buddy 
Sheets, and Sterling Schmitz. 

Science and Math Club 

The Science and Math Club is 
open to any student interested in 
science. Included in its program to 
supplement course work are semi- 
nars on various subjects. 

Officers are (1 to r) Raven Tribble, 
Julia Phillips, Annette Parker, and 
Kristi Anderson. 

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia- Science & Math Club • 125 

Society of Universal Love 

SOUL promotes black culture, 
black politics, and black entertain- 
ment on the Northwest campus. In 
order to encourage better relations 
and fellowship, membership is open 
to all students. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Kimetria 
Marion, Toneka Armstrong, Brenda Mullins, 
Cora Dixon, (second row) Rev. Tyrone 
Catchings, advisor, Cocoa A. Newson, 
LaQuita Clark, Marcus Loveberry, Sonya 
Kirkpatrick, Shelonda Glasper, Rashanna 
Miller, Jerome Lockett, (third row) Magun 
Lee, Marvell Jones, David Walton, Brenda 
Kilgore, and Cynthia Tedford. 

Spanish Club 

The Spanish Club is a social club 
offering to all interested persons op- 
portunities to converse with Hispan- 
ics, use the Spanish language, and 
explore more in depth outside the for- 
mal classroom the wide variety of 
Hispanic cultures. 

Pictured are Andrea Reese and Dr. 
Mary Queyja, advisor. Not pictured 
are members Irina Likh, Jesse 
Whisenhunt, Desiree Ibarra, William 
Yount, Mitchell McGehee, Maggi 
McKinney, Shelly Haire, and Kristi N. 

Student Nurses Association 

The Northwest chapter of the SNA 
proposes to aid in developing indi- 
vidual nursing students as future 
health professionals and to promote 
nursing as a profession. 

Members are Kenya Powers, president, 
Kimberly Billingsley, vice president, 
Natalie Walden, secretary, Amanda Ellis, 
program chairman, Jodi Willis, activities 
chairman, Susie Reed, community ser- 
vices chairman, Angela Whalen, reporter, 
Kimberly Buie, Heather Barbee, Sonya 
Bush, Lacey Laire, Maxin Kirk, Shellye 
Haynie, Jennifer Rogers, Lynn Thomas, 
Kathleen Bell, Kristen Ellis, Carrie James, 
Renee Simmons, and Jennifer Stevens. 


Vocational and Industrial 
Club of America (VICA) 

VICA aims to develop progressive 
leadership in the field of trade, in- 
dustrial, and health occupations 
education that is competent, aggres- 
sive, self-reliant, and cooperative. 

Members are Jamie Allison, Michael 
Austin, Heather Bailey, Hollie Bailey, 
Marion Batts, Greg Bigham, Tamra Carr, 
Stefanie Carpenter, Connie Cauthen. Tim 
Chavez, Stephanie Compton, Martha Cox, 
Kristina Emory, Brian M. Flaherty, 
Tammie Frederick, Reanon Gaut, Jamie 
Gross, Emily Harris, Denise Hibbler, 
Jeanette Horton, Amanda Houston, 
Pheniqueski Jones, Trey May, Curtis 
McClarty, Beth McCorkle, Shelly Melton, 
Jon Moore, Kim Nix, Tom Parrott, advisor, Janet Potts, Angela Powe, Angel Price, Rhetta Siggler, Laura Sowell, Lester Street, Becky 
Taylor, Natosha Thompson, Brenda Turner, Dynelda Turner, Libby Vanderford, Erika Wilhite, Larry Williams, Phillip Woods, and David 
Yount, advisor. 

Writer's Club 

The Writers Club welcomes stu- 
dents interested in writing fiction 
and/or poetry. It provides an open 
forum for participants to read and 
discuss their recent works and to 
receive constructive criticism. 

Members are (1 to r) John Sansom, 
Tabatha Benton, Jason C. Mattox, 
Larita Howard, and Douglas Taylor, 
advisor. Not pictured are Melissa 
Harber, Amanda Miller, and Amanda 

SOUL-Writef s Club • 127 


Cosmetology Club 

The Cosmetology Club strives to 
build good will for the students, the 
college, and the profession as it de- 
velops talents. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Bobbie 
Presley, treasurer, Rodrick Fuller, SGA rep- 
resentative, Marcellus Jimmerson, parlia- 
mentarian, Marjorie Creasie, SGA represen- 
tative, Shirren Ayers, vice-president, (second 
row) Regina Luellen, advisor, Ronda Clifton, 
Amy Hayes, Nicole Washington, Pat McGill, 
advisor, Latarsha Williamson, Monika 
Pegues, and Penny Lawrence. Not pictured 
are Shundra Wooten, Loria Perkins, Patricia 
Hampton, and Stephanie Murdock. 

Office Systems Technology 

The Office Systems Technology 
Club is open to students enrolled in 
the office systems technology curricu- 
lum. It promotes the knowledge of 
computer skills and other training 
necessary to prepare one for a career 
as an administrative assistant. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Katina 
Tallie, Lisa Hudson, president, Latasha 
Morgan, Allison Massengill, secretary, 
(second row) Lockie York, advisor, 
Heather Taylor, Amy Akin, vice-presi- 
dent, Brandy Skelton, and Lakennia 
Moore, reporter/treasurer. 

Practical Nursing Club 

The Practical Nursing Club pro- 
vides a place for fellowship among 
students enrolled in the practical 
nursing curriculum. The club up- 
holds the purpose of the program to 
train individuals to assist in provid- 
ing general nursing care. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Rem lie Holt, presi- 
dent, Judy Ingram, secretary/treasurer, Robin Johnson, 
SGA representative, Christy Chandler, vice-president, 
Gail Lambert, SGA representative, (second row) Ann 
Akins, advisor, Retasha Williams, parliamentarian/ re- 
porter, (third row) Delores Hoey, Alicia Doyle, Sherrie 
Stacks, Nicole Walls, Elizabeth Harper, Theresa Boyd, 
Susan Sing, (fourth row) Maranda Anderson, Melissa 
Ward, Tina Gamer. Frederick Hamer, Felecia Wright, 
B.J. Cummings, and Sherry Duimam. Not pictured are 
Nancy Rogers and Linda Crawford, advisor. 



Creative Writing Club 

The Creative Writing Club encour- 
ages creative and inspired artistic 
production and provides aforumfor 
writers to present their recent efforts 
and receive constructive Jeedback . 

Members are (1 to r) Silvia Kenney, 
Charles Ingram, advisor, and Katie Britt. 

Delta Epsilon Chi 

Delta Epsilon Chi develops future 
leaders in marketing and distribu- 
tion. It serves to develop a respect 
for education in marketing and dis- 
tribution which will contribute to 
occupational competence, and to 
promote an understanding and ap- 
preciation for the responsibilities of 
citizenship in our free, competitive 
enterprise system. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Patrick 
Foley, Katie Britt, Brian Harris, Tiffany 
Sappington, Tracy Tarpley, (second row) 
Joyce Moore, Greg Drumwright, and 
Jenny Dupuis. Not pictured is Roy Dye. 

Health Occupations 
Students of America 

HOSA was established to enhance 
the delivery of compassionate, qual- 
ity health care by providing oppor- 
tunities for knowledge, skill and 
leadership development of health 
occupations students. 

Members are Isabell Long, Sandra Hobbs, 
Carol Medeiros, Ashleigh Olivo. Christy Davis, 
Kendra Cochran, Linda Kroush, Lisa Burson, 
Angie Maness, Ashley Owlngs, Kristy Barnett, 
Heather Chance, Tessa Downer, Tammie Tate, 
April Orman, Penne McMorrough, Gwendolyn 
Hurt, Carla Gibb, Doris Oswalt, advisor, Sa- 
rah Springfield. Demetric Brown, Roima Gore, 
and Brenda Glazier. 

Cosmetology Club (BMC)-HOSA (DC) • 129 

Phi Beta Lambda 

Phi Beta Lambda is a national 
business organization devoted to 
training tomorrows business leaders 
by preparing students to meet the 
demands of business and industry. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Debby 
Rutledge, advisor, Angela Darby, president, 
Amy Pettit, treasurer, Terry VanStory, par- 
liamentarian, Linda Reeves, Yolonda Hobbs, 
Rose Marye Patton, reporter, Scottye 
Stewart, advisor, (second row) Amelia 
Simmons, vice-president, Ralph Shields, 
secretary, Maricia Nunn, historian, and 
Dawn Stevens, advisor. 

Phi Theta Kappa 

Phi Theta Kappa is an interna- 
tional scholastic and leadership fra- 
ternity for two-year colleges. Mem- 
bership is open to students in the 
top ten percent of the college enroll- 
ment. Members participate in the 
regional and national conventions. 

Members are Anna Flowers, Lisa 
Burson, Terry VanStory, Jocelyn 
Miguez, Patsy Potter, Wanda Brown, 
Kathleen Bowling, Lisa Steiner, and 
Broadus Weatherall, advisor. 

Respiratory Care Club 

The Respiratory Care Club is an 
organization of respiratory care 
technology students. The club pro- 
vides the opportunity to represent 
the school at various respiratory 
competitions and to serve the com- 
munity through special events. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Laura McCain, 
Wendy Massey, Lori Sides, Latha Madhaven, 
Carrie Youngman, Wendy Smith, Lisa White, 
(second row) Mimi Gordon, Amy Gitter, 
Stephanie Mitchell, Julie Sowell, Michael 
Stevenson, Wendy McWhirter. Amy Luther, 
Tomika Crawford, Tracy Woods, (third row) 
Sam Salem, Moses Lockhart, Brenda 
Cryderman, Leslie Delaney, Melanie Perkins, 
Keith Wilder, Robert Beck, Irene Simpson, 
Bryan Johnson, and Chris Ware. 


Sigma Phi Sigma 

Sigma Phi Sigma is an organiza- 
tion open to students enrolled in the 
funeral services technology program. 
Its purposes are to promote profes- 
sionalism in funeral service, to pro- 
mote knowledge, and to promote 
brotherhood, fellowship and coopera- 
tion among funeral service majors. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Iris 
Campbell, Emily Hunsucker, (second row) 
Joe Shelby, Aaron Gunn, Cindy Wells, 
William Summitt, Jeff Hewitt, Larry 
Anderson, advisor, (third row) Tracy 
Mitchell, John Peterson, Priscilla Tho- 
mas, Alice Glasgow, Kurt Zellmer, Robert 
Langley, and David Clayton. 

Student Government 
Association (SGA) 

The SGA serves as a training tool 
for citizenship in democracy. It pro- 
vides students the opportunity to 
participate in government and to 
assume certain civil responsibilities. 

Members are Jenny Dupuis, freshman 
representative, Brian Harris, president, 
Keith Reid, secretary/treasurer, Amanda 
White, freshman representative, Lisa 
Baker Harp, sophomore representative, 
Tim Sammons, vice-president, Sturgis 
Monteith, advisor, and David Bourne, ad- 

Student Recruiters 

Student Recruiters represent the 
college at various events, give cam- 
pus tours, and assist at orientation. 

Participants are (1 to r) Lisa Baker 
Harp, Tim Sammons, and Kathleen 
Bowling. Not pictured is Rachel Meter. 

Phi Beta Lambda (DC)-Student Recruiters (DC) • 131 


Cosmetology Club 

The Cosmetology Club strives to 
build good will for the students, the 
college, and the profession as it de- 
velops talents. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Robin 
Campbell, Debby Smith, Tanya Heskett, 
Wendy Smith, Melanie Scherff, Jennifer 
Thomas, Amanda Plunk, Nicole Wilson, 
(second row) Annette Handy, Wendy 
Thome, Karen Ross, Lisa Tatum, Brenda 
Coleman, Dessie Fox, Brenda Butler, 
LaShunda White, Delcenia Howard, 
Michelle Brown, and Margie Terry, advisor. 

Health Care Assistant 

The Health Care Assistant pro- 
gram prepares the individual to as- 
sist in providing health care as a 
member of the health care team un- 
der the direction of a health care 

Members are (front row, 1 to r) 
Shantunia Jennings, Jennifer Tellis, 
Jamie Soileau, Alta Goodrich, Lisa Key, 
Stephanie Powell, Alice Avants, (second 
row) Alisha Lantrip, Latwanza Price, 
Anne Robbins, Wanda Daniels, Vanessa 
Adams, Shantell Conner, (third row) Shan 
Gale, and Camille Fisher. 

Health Occupations 
Students of America 

HOSA was established to enhance 
the delivery of compassionate, qual- 
ity health care by providing oppor- 
tunities for knowledge, skill and 
leadership development of health 
occupations students. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Heather 
Davis, Amanda Bundren, Penny 
Falkner, (second row) Melissa Means, 
and Tracy Bennett. 


Practical Nursing Class 

The practical nursing program pre- 
pares students to assist in providing 
general nursing care requiring basic 
knowledge of various scientific dis- 
ciplines and of nursing procedures 
which do not require the substantial 
skills, judgment, and knowledge re- 
quired of a registered nurse. 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Penny 
Falkner, Mary Harper, (second row) Melissa 
Means, Tracy Bennett, Shery Kisner, Tanya 
Aldridge, Heather Davis, Amanda Bundren, 
Je'Neane Webb, (third row) Laurel Hobbs, 
Sabrina Oates, Chasity Wolfe, Jamie 
Brummett, Tracy Campbell, Christina Flow- 
ers, Tracy Karsten, and Patricia Crowder. 

Student Faculty 

The Student Faculty Association 
serves as a bridge between the stu- 
dents and administration. Com- 
prised of students from the cosme- 
tology, nursing, and business pro- 
grams as well as three/acuity mem- 
bers, the group meets to discuss stu- 
dent concerns and to plan various 

Members are (first row, 1 to r) Brenda 
Holmes, Faye Massey, Wendy Thorne, 
Ketrina Chapman, (second row) Penny 
Falkner, Dorothy Lewis, Dr. Michael 
Butts, and Gina Davis. 

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Hall of Fame 

Members of the 
Northwest Hall of Fame 
were elected by faculty 
and honored during a 
reception Jan. 26 in 
the Fine Arts Recital 
Hall on the Senatobia 
campus. Eight stu- 
dents were selected to 
receive the colleges 
highest academic 

Those representing 
the Senatobia campus 
are Kristi Anderson of 
Senatobia, Ann- 
Claydon Comer of 
Hernando, Charlotte 
Valora "Lora" Johnston 
of Coldwater, and Will 
Odom of Batesville. 

From DeSoto Center 
are Brian Harris, 
Kathleen C. Bowling, 
and Brenda Cryder- 
man, all of Southaven. 
Gina Davis of Oxford 
was chosen from 
Lafayette- Yalobusha 
Technical Center. 

Anderson is an occu- 
pational therapy major 
with a 3.60 GPA. She 
is a member of Phi 
Theta Kappa, Baptist 
Student Union, Math 
and Science Club 
president, and was 
freshman class presi- 
dent. She has also 
been a member of the 
Lady Ranger softball 
team and the Ranger 

cheerleading squad for 
two years. Andersons 
name has appeared on 
the Presidents List, 
and she was a member 
of the 1996 Homecom- 
ing court and placed in 
the top ten in the 1997 
Beauty Review. 

Comer is a pre-nurs- 
ing major with a 3.89 
GPA. She was named 
1997 Outstanding Stu- 
dent and represented 
the college at 

HEADWAE in Jackson 
in February. She is a 
member of the Science 
and Math Club, All- 
Campus Events Com- 
mittee, was a student 
recruiter in 1996-97, a 
member of Phi Theta 
Kappa, and served as a 
bat girl for the baseball 
team. She was named 
to the Presidents List 
and National Dean's 
List, and is an All- 
American Scholar and 
All-USA Academic 
Team nominee. 

Johnston is a busi- 
ness administration 
major with a 3.94 GPA. 
She is a member of Phi 
Theta Kappa, a stu- 
dent recruiter, and 
public relations chair- 
man for the All-Cam- 
pus Events Commit- 
tee. Johnston's name 
has appeared on the 

Presidents List and the 
National Deans List. 

Odom, a journalism 
major with a 3.9 1 GPA, 
is a member of Phi 
Theta Kappa, which 
he served as president 
during 1996-97. He is 
editor of the 1998 
Rocketeer, and staff 
reporter and photogra- 
pher for the Ranger 
Rocket. Odom is saxo- 
phonist for the Ranger 
Marching Band and 
the Jazz Band, ap- 
pears on the 
Presidents List, was 
named to Who's Who 
Among Students in 
American Junior Col- 
leges, and was named 
Outstanding Student 
in Journalism this 
year. He served as a 
BSU summer mission- 
ary in Ohio in 1996 
and Israel in 1997, and 
is vice president and 
social chairman for 
that organization this 

Harris is a marketing 
management technol- 
ogy major with a 3.03 
GPA. He served as Delta 
Epsilon Chi vice presi- 
dent, was SGA presi- 
dent, and was named 
Outstanding Marketing 
Management Technol- 
ogy Student for 1997. 
Harris was named Mr. 

NWCC for DeSoto Cen- 
ter this fall. 

Bowling is an ac- 
countancy major with 
a 3.94 GPA. She has 
served as a student re- 
cruiter and is a mem- 
ber of Phi Theta 
Kappa. She was se- 
lected to Who's Who 
Among Students in 
American Junior Col- 
leges and Outstanding 
Student in Accoun- 
tancy for 1997. 

Cryderman, a mem- 
ber of Lambda Beta 
and Phi Beta Lambda, 
is a respiratory care 
technology student 
with a 3.72 GPA. 
Cryderman is also a 
member of the Ameri- 
can Association for 
Respiratory Care and 
the Respiratory Care 
Society, and she par- 
ticipates in the Open 
Airways program with 
the American Lung 
Association. She was 
awarded the W.B. 
Strickland Memorial 
Scholarship by the 
Northwest Foundation. 

Davis is a medical of- 
fice technology major 
with a 4.0 GPA. She is 
a member of the Stu- 
dent Faculty Associa- 

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136 • HONORS 

Members of the 1 997-98 Northwest Hall of Fame are (first row, I to r) Ann-Claydon Comer of Hernando, Lora Johnston of Coldwater, representing the 
Senatobia campus; Gina Davis of Oxford, representing Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center; (second row) Brenda Cryderman, Kathleen C. Bowling, 
both of Southaven, representing DeSoto Center; (third row) Will Odom of Batesville, Kristi Anderson of Senatobia, representing the Senatobia 
campus; and Brian Harris of Southaven, representing DeSoto Center, 


This is the highest honor that Northwest students can 
achieve. Selection is based on a minimum GPA of 3.0 and 
high qualities of leadership, character, scholarship, and 
participation in college activities. The honor is bestowed 
by the faculty by secret ballot. 

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Northwest selects two 
for KEAOIOAE honor 

Ann-Claydon Comer and Patsy Hobson 
McGill have been selected as 1997-98 
HEADWAE outstanding student and teacher 
honorees, respectively, at Northwest. 

Comer and McGill will join students and 
instructors from other colleges and univer- 
sities in being honored by the Mississippi 
Legislature in February. Higher Education 
Appreciation Day Working for Academic Ex- 
cellence was established by the legislature 
in 1988 to honor academically talented stu- 
dents and faculty members who have made 
outstanding contributions in promoting aca- 
demic excellence. 

The daughter of John Comer of Hernando 
and Dr. Marilyn Bateman of Oxford, Ann- 
Claydon Comer is a sophomore pursuing an 
Associate of Arts degree in Pre-Nursing/Sci- 
ence on the Senatobia campus. She has ap- 
peared on the President's List every semes- 
ter. Her 3.94 GPA has also landed her a spot 
on the National Dean's List along with a 
nomination to the All-Mississippi Academic 

Comer serves as a tutor in computer sci- 
ence and math for the Student Support Ser- 
vices program. She is a member of Phi Theta 
Kappa, the Science and Math Club, and 
ACE. Included in Who's Who Among Stu- 
dents in American Junior Colleges, she has 
been named Rotary Student of the Month 
and Outstanding Science Student. She was 
inducted into the colleges Hall of Fame in 

The Magnolia Heights graduate is attend- 
ing Northwest on a Presidential Scholarship. 
She served on the Student Hospitality Com- 
mittee for the visiting team of the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools last 
spring and has worked as a student re- 
cruiter. She plans to pursue a B.S.N, degree 
at the University of Mississippi Medical Cen- 
ter with hopes of becoming a Neonatal Nurse 

"My experience at Northwest began long 
before I was a student there. I went to sum- 
mer camps, the Enrichment Center, Kid's 
Kollege, took swimming lessons, and was in 
plays on campus" said Comer. "I entered the 
early admission program my junior year of 

high school... I am enjoying my years as a 
student at Northwest a great deal. I have 
learned a lot and have made friendships that 
will last a lifetime. The small size of the 
classes gives students a chance to interact 
with each other and the faculty. This makes 
each student feel important and special" 

Patsy Hobson McGill has been an in- 
structor in Cosmetology at Northwest's 
Benton-Marshall Center for 16 years. 

After finishing NWCC in 1960, McGill fur- 
thered her studies at both the University of 
Central Arkansas and Mississippi State Uni- 

She has been active in the Northwest 
Alumni Association for many years and has 
served as secretary/treasurer since 1990. 

Chairperson of the Northwest Cosmetol- 
ogy instructors, McGill is involved in com- 
mittee work state-wide serving on the Pro- 
gram Committee in the Association of Cos- 
metology Instructors, developing programs 
for the annual Association of Professional 
Development Workshop and the State Vo- 
cational Conference. 

Her civic activities include visiting 
schools, taking her students to the local 
nursing homes for resident hair care, giv- 
ing special services to senior citizens in the 
cosmetology laboratory, and having pre- 
schoolers and special needs students in for 
cosmetology services. 

McGill is the wife of Wayne McGill, mother 
of Monica Green, and the grandmother of 
three — Carley, Courtney, and Carol Green. 

She is also a survivor of a recent liver 
transplant. McGill underwent this surgery 
and recovery in Birmingham from July 29 
to Sept. 24. She has recovered and returned 
to classes on Dec. 1. 

Although she has been released, she is 
required to have blood work and check ups 
every two weeks to watch numbers and de- 
tect rejection. "I really didn't understand 
what numbers the doctors were talking 
about, I just pray they will all show up okay 1 ,' 
said McGill. "I'm just glad to be up and 
around and back at school!' 

— Samantha Lewis 

140 • HONORS 

"My experience at Northwest be- 
gan long before I was a student 
there. I went to summer camps, 
the Enrichment Center, Kid's 
Kollege, took, swimming lessons, 
and was in plays on campus'l said 

<Patsy ftobson CDcGill 

"Mrs. McGill is devoted to cosmetol- 
ogy students... She definitely has 
been a mentor for students... She is 
indeed an inspiration for everyone 
around her — students, co-workers, 
and community" said Benton- 
Marshall Center Director Martha 


56 chosen as 



Outstanding Students are chosen for each academic and vocational-technical major 
within a department on the main campus as well as at Benton-Marshall Center, DeSoto 
Center, and Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center. This year, 56 students were chosen 
in 29 academic and 23 vocational and technical areas. Selection of Outstanding Stu- 
dents is made by faculty within the division and approved by the division director. 

VI ° 



Donnie Banks, Senatobia 

Drafting & Design Technology 
Architectural Concentration 

Jacqueline Berry, Tunica 

Child Development Technology 

142 • HONORS 


Tim Chavez, Water Valley 

Drafting & Design Technology 
Mechanical Concentration 

Benjamin Christian, Lambert 

Telecommunications Technology 

Chris Clark, Batesville 


Brooks Anne Cole, Batesville 


Outstanding Students • 143 

Ann-Claydon Comer, Hernando 

P re-Nursing (BSN) 

Leslie Evans, Webb 

P re-Occupational Therapy 

Lloyd Evans, Independence 

Welding & Cutting 

Jessica Fowler, Batesville 

Pre-Physical Therapy 

144 • HONORS 

David Haynes, Coldwater 

Civil Technology 

Chrissy Henry, Independence 

Microcomputer Technology 

Lora Johnston, Coldwater 


Bob Jones, Arkabutla 

P re-Engineer ing 

Outstanding Students • 145 

Maria Kennedy, Senatobia 


Irina Likh, Senatobia 

English, Spanish 

LaTisha Linville, Olive Branch 

Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic 

Brandie Manis, Southaven 

Criminal Justice 

146 • HONORS 

Katie Manning, Batesville 


Carmen Marlin, Byhalia 


Deletha McGregory, Batesville 

Paralegal Technology 

Beth Moberly, Hernando 


Outstanding Students • 147 

Will Odom, Batesville 


Amanda Oglesby, Senatobia 

Psychology, French 

Annette Parker, Batesville 

Pre-Radiologic Technology 

David Pitcock, Batesville 

Computer Information Systems 

148 • HONORS 

Andrea Reese, Southaven 


Gary "Bubba" Rhodes, Senatobia 

Agricultural Business & 
Management Technology 

Daniel Riley, Horn Lake 

Computer Science 

Amanda Roberson, Ashland 


Outstanding Students • 149 

Leslie Roberts, Independence 

Medical Office Technology 

Dawn Rowell, Nesbit 

Pre-Dental Hygiene 

Robert Shipp, Batesville 


Cory Sims, Senatobia 


150 • HONORS 

Jason Sinquefield, Southaven 

Electronic Technology 

Jennifer Spencer, Tunica 

Pre-Veterinary Medicine 

Daniel Vogt, Southaven 

Commercial Art/Graphic Design 

Jeff West, Walls 


Outstanding Students • 151 



Amy Akin, Michigan City 

Office Systems Technology 

Loria Perkins, Holly Springs 


Nancy Rogers, Michigan City 

Practical Nursing 

152 • HONORS 



Wesley Agee, Southaven 

Computer Information Systems 

Kathleen Bowling, Southaven 


Michael Bunker, Memphis 

Aviation Maintenance Technology 

Outstanding Students • 153 

Christy Davis, Olive Branch 

Practical Nursing 

Lisa Baker Harp, Hernando 

Hotel & Restaurant 
Management Technology 

Brian Harris, Southaven 

Marketing Management Technology 

Jodie Jennings, Southaven 

Science, Pre-Physical Therapy 

154 • HONORS 

Keith Reed, Batesville 

Funeral Services Technology 

Brenda Joy Smith, Olive Branch 

Accounting Technology 

Terry VanStory, Hernando 

Office Systems Technology 

Outstanding Students • 155 

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Nicole Burt, Bruce 

Medical Office Technology 

Josephine Delbridge, Abbeville 

Office Systems Technology 

Stacy Graefe, Coffeeville 

Practical Nursing 

156 • HONORS 

Dorothy Lewis, Batesville 

Office Assistant 

Lisa Tatum, University 


Wanda Daniels, Water Valley 

Health Care Assistant 

Outstanding art student Brooks Anne Cole of Batesville sings "I Believe in 
You and Me" while her father, Rex Cole, accompanies her on the trumpet 
during the jazz Band and Entertainers Fall Campus Concert held Nov. 13 in 
the Fine Arts Auditorium. Outstanding Students not only excel in the 
classroom, they also find time to become involved in a wide variety of campus 
activities, organiza-tions, and events and often receive various academic 

Among Students in American Junior Colleges 

Students are nominated for Who's Who Among Students in American Junior 
Colleges based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leader- 
ship in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. 
They join an elite group of students from more than 1 ,800 institutions of higher 
learning in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. 
Outstanding students have been honored in the annual directory since it was first 

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162 • PEOPLE 

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People • 163 

Truman Albritton 


Sam Allison 


Donnal Ash 


Jerry Baird 


Mack Benson 


Johnny Bland 


Aaron Burney 


John Burt 


Bill Dawson 


Jimmy Eubanks 


Jerry Gentry 


David Hargett 


164 • PEOPLE 

of trustees 


C.E. Henry 


Troy W. Hobson 


Leroy Matthews 


Mary Alice Moorman 


Bonnie Smith 


M. Clarence Sparks, Jr. 


Dewitt Spencer 


Edwin P. Thomas 


James P. Treloar, Jr. 


Ronny Wilkerson 


Nat Troutt 

Board Attorney 

Board of Trustees • 165 

o£ ) tesldent/ 

When Dr. David McWilliams Haraway assumed the 
presidency of Northwest Mississippi Community College 
12 years ago, he brought to the position a legacy that 
contained a commitment to education, a love for athlet- 
ics, and a fondness for music. The son of two classroom 
teachers, Dr. Haraway is a born educator. 

He is the second of five sons born to Jane McWilliams 
Haraway, a music teacher, and Maury Haraway, an En- 
glish teacher and baseball coach. Dr. Haraway was out- 
fielder and first baseman on his dads Olive Branch High 
School baseball team and played defensive halfback in 
football. His musical talent found its expression on the 
bass, while his brothers all played guitar. They still en- 
joy playing and singing together at family gatherings. 

Both his parents are deceased, but their influence is 
continual. More than once in his commencement remarks 
Dr. Haraway has quoted one of his fathers favorite po- 
ems, "Abou Ben Adham" by Leigh Hunt. Graduates get 
the message concerning love of ones fellow man. 

After graduating with honors from Olive Branch High 
School, Haraway attended the University of Mississippi 
where he earned three degrees — the Bachelor of Busi- 
ness Administration, the Master of Education, and the 
Doctor of Philosophy in educational administration and 

This sequence of higher education was interrupted by 
a tour of duty in the United States Army and later his 
first teaching assignment at Olive Branch Junior High 
School. While working on his doctorate, he was a research 
associate for the University of Mississippi School Plan- 
ning Laboratory and taught graduate level courses. 

The Southaven campus became his training ground 
for the presidents job. He worked as an assistant direc- 
tor of the center, director of Research and Development, 
and director of Fiscal Affairs. Until he became president he taught 10 different graduate courses for Ole Miss at DeSoto 
Center. On the Senatobia campus he was director of the Computer Operations Center and executive assistant to the vice 
president of Operations before being named president on Sept. 26, 1985. 

This wealth of experience, heritage of education, and record of achievement brought to the presidency a man well prepared 
for the task. From Dr. Haraways commitment to insure quality educational opportunities for students have come increased 
enrollment, expanded programs and services, renovated facilities, a revitalized Senatobia campus, a new campus for DeSoto 
Center, and national recognition for the athletic program. 

As important as his Northwest family is to him, Dr. Haraway finds quality time for his own family. He is married to the 
former Ellen Allen of Olive Branch, a cardiopulmonary perfusionist at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis. They have two 
children — Neil, a Northwest graduate and junior at the University of Mississippi, and Lucia, a freshman at Mississippi State 
University. His daughter Claudia, a graduate of Northwest and Delta State University, teaches at Greenbrook Elementary in 
Southaven. — Dr. Ann Whitten 

166 • PEOPLE 

Dr. Haraway receives a hug 
from his son Neil Haraway 
as he awards him with a 
diploma during graduation 
ceremonies last spring, (right) 

During Phi Theta Kappa's 
spring induction ceremony, 
Marvin Robinson ofBatesville 
is congratulated by Dr. 
Haraway. In addition to 
academic excellence, 

Robinson also excelled in 
Ranger football as an 
offensive guard, (far right) 

joining Dr. Haraway at the 
Foundation Scholarship Lun- 
cheon Sept. 17 on the 
Senatobia campus is Lameika 
Pegues of Oxford, recipient of 
the David M. Haraway En- 
dowed Scholarship estab- 
lished by friends and col- 
leagues to express apprecia- 
tion and honor for the exem- 
plary leadership Haraway has 
provided the college. Pegues, 
a sophomore attending 
Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical 
Center, is majoring in medical 
office technology, (below) 

Dr. Haraway listens to Dr. Tom Burnham, state superintendent of education, as he 
discusses Mississippi's educational challenges during the Education Celebration, 
sponsored by Northwest's Tech-Prep Consortium and held June 9. (above) 

President • 167 

James M. Darby, Jr. 

Vice President 

for Educational Affairs 

Steven J. McClellan 

Vice President 

for Fiscal Affairs 

Dan Smith 

Vice President 

for Student Affairs 

Dr. Marilyn S. Bateman 


Academic Education 

David Bledsoe 


Industrial Development 

Joyce B. Brasell 


Skill/Tech One-Stop Career Center 

joe Broadway 


Vocational -Technical Education 

Dr. Jack Butts 


Lafayette-Yalobusha Technical Center 

Sybil R. Canon 



Deanna Ferguson 

Director, Recruiting 

Admissions Counselor 

Keith Godbold 


DeSoto Center 

Dr. Barbara H. Jones 

Director, Institutional Research 

and Planning 

168 • PEOPLE 




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Amy M. Latham 


Management Information Systems 

Richie E. Lawson 

Director, Vocational-Technical 

Education, DeSoto Center 

Marcel I a Lewis 


Continuing Education 

lames C. Miles, jr. 
Director, Athletics 
Coliseum Manager 

Martha Mitchell 
Benton-Marshall Center 

Gary T. Mosley 



Gerald 1. Nichols 

Director, Vocational-Technical 

Education, Senatobia campus 

John Michael Robison 


Physical Plant 

Virginia O. Sowell 


Student Support Services 

Northwest administrators welcome Kemmons Wilson (second from left), 
founder of Holiday Inns and Wilson World hotels, as the guest presenter 
for Northwest's first Career Speaker Series lecture held Oct. 29. On hand 
to greet Wilson are (I to r) Director of Development Sybil Canon, Vice 
President for Student Affairs Dan Smith, Vice President for Fiscal Affairs 
Steve McClellan, and Northwest President David Haraway. 

Dr. Ann Y. Whitten 
Public Relations 

Ann Akins 

Practical Nursing, BMC 

Gwen Aldridge 


Charlotte Alexander 


Larry Anderson 

Funeral Services Technology, DC 

Joyce Anthony 

Business Technology, LYTC 

Leah Arrington 


Sally Askew 

English, DC 

Brenda Baird 

Medical Office Technology, LYTC 

Jane Baker 

Developmental Studies, Tutor 

Coordinator, Student Support Services 

Donald Balazs 

Respiratory Care Technology, DC 

Dr. Sandra Banham 

English & French 

Judy Bar ham 

Child Development Technology 

Dr. Darrell Barnes 

Biology, DC 

Charlie Barnett 


Bill Beck 

Electronic Technology 

Walter Beggerly 

Aviation Maintenance Technology, DC/OB 

Dale Boatright 

Business Technology, LYTC 

David Bourne 

Economics, DC 

Dr. Lucie Bridgforth 


Jackie Brown 

Collision Repair Technology 

Caroline Brownlee 

Director of Learning Resources 

Barbara Bugg 

Biology, Microbiology 

Dr. Robert Bunce 


Mary Ann Burkhead 

Physical Education 

Denise Bynum 


170 • PEOPLE 


Mary Caldwell 

Practical Nursing, LYTC 

Jimmy Can 

Civil Technology 

Mark Carson 

Assistant Baseball Coach, 

Developmental Mathematics 

Donny Castle 

Head Baseball Coach, Developmental Studies 

Pamela Cates 


Juanita Cheek 

Science, DC 
Shirley CI an ton 
Regina Clark 

Respiratory Care Technology, DC 
Dr. Jeptha Clemens 
Paralegal Technology 
Earline Cocke 


Dr. Greta Coger 


Jackie Collinsworth 

Social Science 

Robert Cox 

Criminal justice 

David Craig 


Linda Crawford 

Practical Nursing, BMC 

James Creecy 

Telecommunications Technology 

Sheila Dandridge 

Computer Information Systems 


Pam Darnell 


Dale Davis 


Kristie Duncan 


Janice Dunn 

English, DC 
Jill Ferguson 

Wayne Ferguson 

Chairman, Department of Mathematics 
Dennis Fondren 

Marketing Management Technology, DC 
Kathy Foresman 


Jim Gilliam 

Tool and Die Technology 

Signy Givens 

Computer Information Systems 


Karen Gray 

Director, Division of Education 

Jane Greever 

Physical Science 

Joe Greever 


Faculty 171 

Dorothy Griff 

Adult Basic Education 

Sandy Grisham 

Social Science 

Victoria Hale 

Director, Division of Nursing 

Jane Hancock 

Practical Nursing 

LeeLee Haraway 


Lillian Harris 

Social Science, DC 
Elizabeth Harvey 

George Hertl 

Education & Psychology, DC 

Linda Hogan 

Chairman, Department of Computer 


Dr. ferry Hollis 

Chairman, Department of Biology 

Brenda Hood 

Paramedic Program Coordinator 

Adeline Houston 

English, LYTC 

David Howell 

Commercial Truck Driving, DC/OB 

Dr. William Hudspeth 


Charles Ingram 

Social Science, DC 

Dennis Ison 

Practical Nursing, DC 

Fay Johnson 

English, DC 

Charlotte Johnston 


Khalid Khouri 

Mathematics & Computer Science 

Katherine King 

Mathematics, LYTC 

Robert King 

Director, Division of Science 

Larraine Kitchens 

Practical Nursing, LYTC 

Forrest Lax 

Director, Division of Social Science 

Mary Lipscomb 


Jo Ellen Logan 


Ellen Lomenick 


Mary Long 


Russell Lott 


Regina Luellen 

Cosmetology, BMC 

Sherry Lusk 

Chair, Developmental English 

172 • PEOPLE 

Barbara Manning 


Faye Massey 

Business Technology 

Kathy Mayhew 


Betty McCullough 

Librarian, DC 

Marvelen McCullar 


Lynette McDowell 


Patsy McGill 

Cosmetology, BMC 

Allen McGraw 

Drafting and Design Technology 

Mary Catherine McHenry 

Speech & Theatre 

Onis McHenry 

Speech & Theatre 

Betty McKibben 

Patricia Meek 

Office Systems Technology 

Don Meredith 

Electronic Technology 

Patricia Miller 


Floyd Minatrea 

Aviation Maintenance Technology, DC/OB 

Bobby Mitchell 

Related Studies, BMC 

John Mitchell 

Funeral Services Technology, DC 

Sturgis Monteith 

English, DC 

Charisse Moore 


Deborah Moore 


W. jean Moore 

Director, Division of Languages and 


Wayne Newman 

Heating and Air Conditioning 


Vicki O'Dell 


John Osier 

Chairman, Department of Writing, English 

Doris Oswalt 

Practical Nursing, DC 

Linda Owen 

Mathematics, DC 

Patricia Palmer 

Accounting, DC 

Risa Parker 

Respiratoiy Care Technology, DC 

Tom Parrott 

Automotive Technology 

Terry Pegram 


Faculty 173 

Joan Prahl 

Computer Science, DC 

Jimmy Presley 

Agricultural Technology 

Larry Purviance 

Aviation Maintenance Technology, DC/OB 

Dr. Mary Queyja 


Joan Reid 

Director, Division of Business 

Cheryl Rice 

Commercial Art Technology /Graphic 


Jayne River 

Nursing Assistant, LYTC 

Robin Robison 


Raymond Rogers 


Joan Rose 


Debby Rutledge 

Office Systems Technology, DC 

Donna Sachse 


Robert Sanders 

Welding and Cutting 

Dianne Scott 


Robert Seay 

Sociology & Photography 

Michael Sheidy 

Hotel and Restaurant Management 

Technology, DC 

Dr. Harold Simmons 

Chemistry, DC 

Rosemary Simmons 

Director, Division of Fine Arts 

Beverly Skipper 


D'layne Smith 


George Smith 

Heating and Air Conditioning 


Marilyn Spears 

Child Development Technology 

Rita Springer 


Dawn Stevens 

Accounting Technology, DC 

Stephanie Stevens 


Scottye Stewart 

Office Systems Technology, DC 

Jeanette Stone 

Librarian, LYTC 

Dr. Charles Strong 


William H. Sumrall III 


Larry Sylvester 

Biology, DC 

174 • PEOPLE 


Doug Taylor 

Margie Terry 
Cosmetology, LYTC 
Norwood "Buddy" Tisdale 
Coordinator, Industrial Training Degree 
Program, Business 
Glenn Triplett 
Music, DC- 
Rebecca Triplett 

Lane Tutor 


John Ungurait 

Director of Bands 

Susanne VanDyke 


Lisa Vincent 

Marilyn Walker 

Office Systems Technology 

Catherine Warren 

Patricia Warren 

Drafting and Design Technology 
Broadus Weatherall 
Mathematics, DC 
Pamela White 
■Practical Nursing 
Dr. Ann Whitten 

Deborah Wilbourn 


Linda Williams 

Practical Nursing, LYTC 
Patti Williams 
Practical Nursing, LYTC 
Jane Williamson 
Office Systems Technology 
Valerie Wilson 
Speech, LYTC 

Ann Womble 

Special Populations 

Jan Womble 

Special Populations 

Deedee Wyatt 


Lockie York 

Office Systems Technology, BMC 

Lawrence "Bud" Young 

Agricultural Business and Management 


David Yount 

Automotive Technology 

Faculty* 175 

Charlie Aaron 

Academic Counselor, DC 

Karen Adair 

Computer Operator/Programmer 

Alan Arrington 

Offensive Line Coach, Football 

Edward Beach 

Director, Evening School, DC 

Joseph S. Boyles 

Director of Financial Aid 

J. Brett Brown 

Sports Information Assistant/ 

Tennis Coach 

David Brummett 

Director of Union Services 

Claudia Burkes 

Nursing Lab Coordinator 

Elizabeth Burns 

Director, Counseling Services, DC 

David Campbell 

Counselor, Vocational-Technical 

Charlotte Cooke 

Director of Housing 
Patricia Davis 

Administrative Assistant, Skill/Tech 

Ruby Dandridge 

Personal Development Specialist, 


William L. Dees 

Director of Adult Basic Education 

Lloyd A. Dodson 

Lieutenant, Campus Police 

Matthew Domas 

Instructor/Coordinator, Adult Basic 


Michael Dottorey 

Counselor/ Recruiter 

Disability Support Services Officer 

Diana Dukes 

Transition Specialist, 

Student Support Services 

Marc Dukes 

Head Men's Basketball Coach, History 

Jody Dunning 

Director, Small Business Development 

Center, DC 

Don Edwards 

Head Women's Basketball Coach, 

Physical Education 

Joe Elliott 

Vocational -Technical Counselor, LYTC 

Robert Foster 

Director, Recreation and Wellness 

Bobby Franklin 

Head Football Coach 

Ron Hastings 

Telecommunications Specialist 

176 • PEOPLE 


Jere Herrington 

Assistant Director, Recruiting 

Brenda Holmes 

Special Populations, LYTC 

Paul farjoura 

Manager, Food Service 

William Kirksey 

Defensive Line Coach, Football 

Ron Leatherwood 

Landscape Supervisor 

Beth Maxfield 

Special Populations, DC 

Scott Maxfield 

Offensive Coordinator, Football, 

Physical Education 

Robert G. McGraw 

Defensive Coordinator, Football, 

Physical Education 

Dennis McNelis 

Vocational Counselor, DC 

tdie Mock 

Work-Based Learning Coordinator 

William L. Moore 

Director, Campus Police 

Nancy Patterson 

Assistant Director, Public Relations 

William Guy Purdy 

Workforce Specialist 

Julie Respess 

Public Relations Assistant 

Amy Shaw 

Special Populations, BMC 

lames Larry Simpson 

Director of Academic Counseling/Test 


John Smathers 

PC Technician 

Maurice Snow 

Supervisor, Janitorial Services 

Beverly Stark 

Counselor, Vocational -Technical 

Mary Lee Sturgeon 

Counselor, Student Support Sen'ices 

William J. Thallemer 

Director, Campus Life 

Randy Bruce Vest 

Building Repairs and Renovation 


Petrecia Williams 

Tech Prep Coordinator 

Dolores Wooten 

Manager, Alumni Affairs and 
Development Operations 
Pam Wooten 
Director, Student Activities 

Managerial • 177 

Peggy Baker 

Assistant Financial Director, DC 

Wanda Blair 

Secretary/ Early Alert Coordinator 

Carol Blend 

Clerk, Registrars Office 

Mary Boling 

Instructional Materials Specialist 

Florrey Brewer 

Secretary/ Manager, Credit Union 

Peggy Butler 

Secretary, LYTC 

Harold Carpenter 

Campus Police Officer 

Al Carrington 


Tina Carrington 

Bookstore Clerk 

Chris Case 

Campus Police Officer 

Ruthie Castle 

Associate Accountant 

Tyrone Catchings 

Residence Supervisor 

Herman Collins 

Housekeeping, DC 

Marshall Creecy 

Residence Supervisor 

Tina Crigger 

Clerk, Registrars Office 

Anne Crockett 

Secretary, Educational Affairs 

)im Crockett 

Security/ Bookstore Clerk, DC 

Sheila Crockett 

Secretary, Nursing 

Keith Dennis 

Maintenance Technician, DC 

Kim Donahou 

Secretary, Recruiting 

Betsy Farrow 

Secretary to the President 

Jeff Farrow 

Maintenance Technician, DC 

Charlotte Ferguson 

Equipment Specialist, Vo-Tech Ed. 

joAn Franklin 

Office Manager, Business Office 

178 • PEOPLE 

general staff 


Robert Garrett 

Housekeeping Staff 

Valerie Garrett 

Cafeteria Staff 

Helen Gean 

Cafeteria Staff 

David Goddard 

Heating and Air Conditioning Tech. 

Brenda Gray 

Financial Aid Counselor 

jean Hadskey 

Administrative Secretary, DC 
Lila Hill 

Residence Supervisor 
Glen Hobbs 
Campus Police, DC 
Sharnee Howell 
Clerk, Registrars Office 
Etherine Hughey 
Housekeeping Staff 

Peter Jarjoura 


Delores Jennings 

Secretary/ Campus Police Officer 

David Jones 


Minnie Jones 

Housekeeping Staff, BMC 

Edward D. King 

Campus Police Officer 

Louise May 

Data Entry Clerk, Financial Aid 

Sandra McCrary 

Clerk, Library 

Marjean Mercer 

Payroll (Jerk 

Martha Mote 

Office Manager, Skill/Tech 

Pat Norton 

Accounting Clerk 

Linda Ogg 

Receptionist, DC 

Glenda Patterson 

Accounts Payable Clerk 

lane Pegram 

Secretary, Library 

Penny Potts 

Child Development Technology Lab 


Leonard Riley 

Cafeteria Staff 

Becky Samuels 

Financial Aid Counselor 

limmie Sanders 

Office Manager, Cafeteria 

Lisa Sanders 

Campus Police Officer 

Sandra Sanders 

Secretary, Student Affairs 

Teri Sellers 

Secretary, Physical Plant 

General Staff* 179 

Kim Shaheen 

Secretary, Student Support Services 

Judy Shearer 

Post Office Clerk 

Erline Shelton 

Secretary, Campus Police 

Sandra Slocum 

Secretary, Academic Deans Office 

Cherry Smith 

Bookstore Assistant 

lames Smith 

Healing and Air Conditioning 


Elaine Stout 

Learning Resources Assistant 

Dorothy Sykes 

Secretary, Small Business 

Development Center, DC 

Jennifer Thompson 

Secretary, BMC 

Jackie Thulin 

Residence Supervisor 

Ken Thulin 

Campus Police Officer 

Janetta Walters 

Business Office Cashier 

Judy Weeks 


Minnie Williams 

Residence Supervisor 

Onamae Williams 

Residence Supervisor 

James Woolfolk 

Campus Police Officer 
Barbara Young 

Purchasing Agent 

Visitors to the cafeteria on 

Halloween Day walked into a 

dim room, heard creepy noises 

and music, and were greeted by 

a variety of "goblins". Cafeteria 

staff all dressed the part for the 

occasion, (right) 

180 • PEOPLE 


Job Training Partnership Act 

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Tracey Ashmore, a student in the EMT 
(Emergency Medical Technician) Basic class, 
practices CPR on a dummy before clinicals 
begin. JTPA offers three EMT Basic classes 
each year on the Senatobia campus. 

Barbara Allen 
Sue Beck 
Jean Branan 
Jennifer Casey 
Office Clerk 
Donnie Castle 
Nurse Assistant 

Lela Delaney 

Medical Clerical 
Darleen Greenlee 
Laura Legge 
Practical Nursing 
Sandy Murder 
Medical Records 
Cathy Moore 

Margaret Scott 


Lisa Shingler 

Employment Preparation for Youth 

Mitch Stone 

Supportive Staff Aide 

Margaret Turner 

Emergency Medical Technician 

Tom Vickers 

Truck Driving Program 

JTPA/ General Staff* 181 

Abbott, Angela, Olive Branch, DC 

Abston, Christy, Horn Lake 

Abston, ]ames, Southaven 

Ajax, Roni, Hernando 

Akins, jodi, Horn Lake 

Atkins, Sherry, Ripley, DC 

Aldrich, Stacie, Oxford 

Alexander, Kim, Oxford, LYTC 

Allen, Evelyn, Tunica 

Allen, John, Coffeeville 

Allen, Laura, Byhalia 

Allison, Vicki, Southaven 

Anderson, Kristi, Senatobia 

Anderson, Lisa, Senatobia 

Anderson, Melissa, Batesville 

Anderson, Reginald, Holly Springs 

Andrews, Avie Elizabeth, Olive 

Branch, DC 

Anglin, Angela, Arkabutla, DC 

Armstrong, Carlos, Bruce 

Armstrong, Jackie, Hernando 

Armstrong, Monsanto, Calhoun City 

Arnold, Brandy, Pope 

Askew, Undra, Crenshaw 

Austin, lujuan, Byhalia 

Austin, Karen, Batesville 

Austin, Michael, Courtland 

Austin, Thomas, Batesville 

Autman, Monica Denise, Marks 

Aven, Christy, Courtland 

Ayers, Alisha, Holly Springs 

182 • PEOPLE 



Babb, Leah, Bruce, LYTC 
Bailey, Amy, Southaven, DC 
Baldwin, Chad, Coldwater 
Ball, Telitha, Oxford 
Banks, Leijuana, Oxford 

Barbee, Pamela, Batesville 
Barlow, Christopher, Senatobia 
Bayles, Brandi, Olive Branch 
Beckett, Courtney, Southaven, DC 
Beeler, George, Sumner 

Belk, Carla, Southaven, DC 
Bell, Karen, Southaven 
Benton, Pamela, Nesbit 
Benton, Tabatha, Lamar 
Berry, John, Horn Lake, DC 

Berryhill, Billy, Southaven, DC 
Bierbrodt, Justin, Southaven, DC 
Billingsley Michelle, Coldwater 
Billingsley, Paul, Sarah 
Birge, Jamie, Como 

Black, Corey, Southaven, DC 
Black, Jeanne, Senatobia 
Blackard, Nichole, Olive Branch 
Blackmon, Chenelle, Holly Springs 
Blackmon, Patricia, Oxford, LYTC 

Bland, Patrice, Courtland 
Bobo, Annie, Batesville 
Bohanna, Jeffrey, Coldwater 
Boland, Latasha, Lake Cormorant, DC 
Boler, Jennifer, Nesbit, DC 

Boling, Angel, Senatobia 
Bonds, Brian, Byhalia 
Borgognoni, Jackie, Clarksdale 
Bowles, Tabetha, Oxford 
Bowling, Kathleen, Southaven, DC 

Sophomores • 183 

Boyd, Tyrus, Hernando 

Bradford, Tyrus, Balesville 

Bradley, Tammy, Senatobia 

Bramlett, Angela, Nesbit 

Branch, Lesia, Holly Springs, LYTC 

Brannon, Kinte, Oxford 

Brasher, Teresa, Southaven 

Brasell, Scotty Batesville 

Braswell, Larry, Tunica 

Bratton, jada, Oxford, LYTC 

Brewer, Jessie, Charleston 

Brewer, Kathy, Oxford, LYTC 

Brewer, Kristi, Horn Lake, DC 

Briggs, Pamela, Walls, DC 

Brigman, jana, Walls, DC 

Brister, Scottie Clark, Coldwater 

Brown, Amy, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Brown, Jennifer, Senatobia 

Brown, Patrick, Byhalia 

Brown, Sharon, Charleston 

Bryan, Nicole, Holly Springs 

Bryan, Tina, Oxford, LYTC 

Buchanan, Rachel, Senatobia 

Buck, Anitrice, Sledge 

Buford, Brie, Abbeville 

Buie, Kimberly Walls 

Bunker, Michael, Southaven, DC 

Burch, Lisa, Oxford 

Burchfield, Melissa, Southaven 

Burdette, Marvin, Batesville 

Burke, Sandy, Marks 

Burkley, Barry, Olive Branch 

Burns, Brandon, Balesville 

Burrus, Brian, Sarah 

Burt, Nicole, Bruce, LYTC 

184 • PEOPLE 

Burton, Candace, Olive Branch 
Butler, Brenda Ann, Sardis, LYTC 
Butts, Matthew, Pontotoc 
Byford, Michael, Batesville 
Bynum, Greg, Oxford 

Byrd, Yolanda, Tutwiler 
Caffey Brandy, Senatobia 
Caine, Kimberly Batesville 
Caldwell, Jodie, Oxford, LYTC 
Caldwell, Trail, Marks 

Camburn, Melissa, Olive Branch, DC 
Campbell, Brittany, Batesville 
Campbell, Corey, Sardis 
Campbell, Dan, Bruce 
Campbell, Geraldine, Oxford, LYTC 

Campbell, Tracy, Vardaman, LYTC 
Candler, Lori, Olive Branch, DC 
Canon, Robert, Tunica 
Carlock, Charity, Southaven 
Carothers, jamerick, Taylor 

Carothers, Jason, Taylor 
Carpenter, Brian, Oxford 
Carpenter, Steffanie, Southaven 
Carroll, Kathy Olive Branch 
Carson, Roxanna, Batesville 

Carter, James, Senatobia 
Carter, Theresia, Hernando 
Carver, Amy, Pope 
Casey, Christa, Senatobia 
Castillo, Franklin, Oxford 

Cathey, Reginald, Batesville 
Cauthen, Connie Lynn, Sardis 
Chambers, Eva, Senatobia 
Chambers, Vanessa, Southaven 
Chapman, Ketrina, Batesville, LYTC 

Sophomores • 185 

Chapman, Michael, Horn Lake, DC 

Chapman, Pamela, Sardis 

Chavez, Christy, Water Valley 

Childress, Christopher, Vardaman 

Childress, Katrina, Senatobia 

Chrestman, Christiana, Sardis, LYJC 

Chrestman, Paul, Hernando 

Christian, jeffery, Charleston 

Clark, Louvirdia, Batesville 

Clements, Courtnie, Southaven, DC 

Clower, Kimberly, Walls, DC 

Cobbs, Telly, Robinsonville 

Cofer, Suzanne, Water Valley, LYTC 

Coffey, Vanessa, Calhoun City 

Coker, Debra, Southaven 

Cole, Brooks Anne, Batesville 

Cole, Chuck, Courtland 

Cole, Emily, Batesville 

Cole, Heather, Sarah 

Cole, Larry, Cascilla 

Coleman, Aaron, Coldwater 

Coleman, Brenda, Oxford, LYJC 

Coleman, Carolyn, Oxford, LYTC 

Colley Justin, Memphis 

Collums, Chasity, Crenshaw 

Compton, Stephanie, Horn Lake 

Conlee, Shelena, Potts Camp 

Conley Gemekia, Lambert 

Conley, Louise, Senatobia 

Cook, Courtney, Holly Springs 

Cook, James, Crenshaw 

Cooper, jason, Batesville 

Cooper, Melissa, Southaven, DC 

Copus, Patricia, Walls, DC 

Corner, Andrea, Horn Lake 

186 • PEOPLE 

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Cosby, Kimberly, Batesville 
Cosby, Margie, Courtland 
Cothern, Joshua, Walls 
Cotten, Joseph, Batesville 
Cox, Gregory, Co mo 

Cox, Roxanna, Water Valley, LYTC 
Cox, Tonya, Potts Camp 
Cox, Walter, Horn Lake, DC 
Creecy, Neal, Senatobia 
Criswell, Kelli, Charleston 

Crockett, Latoya, Clarksdale 
Crouch, Leah Nicole, Southaven, DC 
Crum, Brandon, Byhalia, DC 
Cummings, Colisha, Coldwater 
Cummings, William, Southaven, DC 

Curry, Latonya, Waterford 
Curry, Twanda, Oxford 
Dale, Randy, Olive Branch 
Daniels, Catherine, Toccopola 
Daniels, Marsha, Hernando 

Darby, Angela, Horn Lake, DC 
Darby, Phillip, Courtland 
Darby, Tracy, Batesville 
Darnell, Ramona, Coldwater 
Davis, Adrian, Senatobia, DC 

Davis, Crystal, Senatobia 
Davis, Cina, Oxford, LYTC 
Davis, Misti, Oxford 
Davis, Terrell, Senatobia, DC 
Davis, Veronica, Coldwater 

Davis, Zabron A., Como 
Davis, Zachary, Olive Branch, DC 
Davis, Zandra, Senatobia 
Debona, Jeanne Rae, Senatobia 
Delaney, Amy, Pontotoc 

Sophomores • 187 

Delaney, Jaime, Nesbit 

Delbridge, Josephine, Abbeville, 


Delbridge, Maggie, Abbeville, LYTC 

Delony, Jeremy, Byhalia 

Denman, Christopher, Olive Branch 

Depriest, Kristie, Abbeville, LYTC 

Dickerson, Chris, Senatobia 

Dickey, Lacey, Water Valley, LYTC 

Dilatush, Peter, Coldwater 

Diltz, Maruio, Charleston 

Dockery, Steven, Byhalia 

Douglas, Aundra, Sledge 

Downen, Laura, Olive Branch 

Driver, Esperanza, Holly Springs, 


Driver, Rodney, Etta 

Duffy, Jay, Southaven, DC 

Duke, Loretta, Walls, DC 

Dulin, Mercedes, Senatobia 

Dunigan, Kevin, Senatobia 

Dunlap, Joshua, Olive Branch, DC 

Dunnigan, Nicholas, Sardis 

Dye, Roy, Southaven, DC 

Dykes, Nicholas, Clarksdale, DC 

Earnest, Jeremy, Marks 

Easterline, Teresa, Hernando 

Eldred, John, Olive Branch, DC 

Ellis, Jason Allen, Horn Lake 

Ellis, Patsy, Oakland 

Elmore, Tonya, Horn Lake 

Ennis, Joseph, Hernando, DC 

Estes, Julie, Hernando 

Estes, Kimberly Horn Lake, DC 

Estes, Laura, Southaven, DC 

Evans, Leslie, Webb 

Evans, Robert, Oxford 

188 • PEOPLE 


pouo sport 

Fachman, Dale, Water Valley 
Fairbee, Maria, Court/and 
Farmer, John, Southaven, DC 
Fears, Dennis, Senatobia 
Felts, Tara, Hernando, DC 

Ferguson, Melissa, Coldwater 
Findley, Marco, Como 
Finnie, Barrett, Courtland 
Finnie, Billy, Courtland 
Fiveash, Steven, Hernando 

Fletcher, Christy, Lamar 
Fiippo, Betsy, Walls 
Flowers, Sandra, Oxford, LYTC 
Forrest, Wontasha, Winona 
Fortner, Jeremy, Southaven, DC 

Fowler, Jessica, Batesville 
Fox, Dressie, Oxford, LYTC 
Foxx, Rodger, Hernando, DC 
Franks, Jimmy, Olive Branch, DC 
Franks, Monica, Holly Springs 

Frayser, Carrie, Southaven, DC 
Frayser, Joseph, Southaven, DC 
Frazier, Robert, Southaven 
Freeman, Tammy, Holly Springs 
Fritze, Katherine, Como 

Fulwood, Shana, Olive Branch 
Gabriel, Diana Joy, Olive Branch 
Caylean, Noah, Southaven 
Garner, Malinda, Southaven, DC 
Garrett, Sharon, Senatobia 

Gaston, Pamela, Pittsboro 

Gateley, Jamie Jo, Southaven, DC 

Gillespie, Christopher, Olive Branch, 


Gillon, Rachel, Columbus 

Gilmer, Kacey, Silver City 

Sophomores • 189 

Gipson, Mark, Abbeville 

Gladney, Frances, Bruce, LYTC 

Glasper, Shelonda, Sledge 

Goff, Amy, Tunica 

Golden, Joseph, Southaven, DC 

Gooch, Angela, Water Valley, LYTC 

Gooch, Vanesa, Water Valley, LYTC 

Gosa, Rebecca, Oxford, LYTC 

Gowen, Greg, Batesville 

Graefe, Stacy, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Graham, Anne, Batesville 

Graham, David, Olive Branch, DC 

Graham, Robert, Holly Springs 

Gramling, Michael, Horn Lake, DC 

Grantham, Lucy, Clarksdale 

Cray, Barry, Olive Branch, DC 

Gray, Nathan, Olive Branch, DC 

Green, jason, Southaven 

Greenwood, Dana, Coldwater 

Crover, Keshia, Batesville 

Gunn, Chris, Derma 

Haines, Karla, Olive Branch 

Haley, Scott, Holly Springs 

Hall, Arlisha, Batesville 

Hall, Steve, Southaven, DC 

Hamer, Danny, Michigan City 

Hammond, Kristine, Southaven, DC 

Hampton, Taminka, Holly Springs 

Hanks, Julia, Oxford 

Harber, Melissa, Southaven 

Hardin, James, Sard is 

Hardin, Torrery, Byhalia 

Hardison, Elaine, Senatobia 

Hardy, Charles, Little Rock, Ark., DC 

Harp, Lisa, Hernando, DC 

190 • PEOPLE 

Harper, Christy, Batesville 
Harris, Dean, Memphis 
Harris, Jennifer, Horn Lake, DC 
Harris, Latoya, Water Valley 
Harris, Robert, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Hartley, Houston, Tillatoba 
Harville, Chad, Olive Branch, DC 
Harville, Shelley, Walls 
Harwell, Carla, Southaven, DC 
Hatton, Kevin, Senatobia 

Hawkins, Stephanie, Senatobia 
Hayes, Amanda, Oxford, LYTC 
Hayes, Deon, Coffeeville 
Henderson, Alvin, Sardis 
Henderson, Janice, Sardis 

Henderson, Scottie, Batesville 
Henry, Chrissy, Coldwater 
Herrmann, Stacey, Walls, DC 
Herron, Heather, Courtland 
Herron, Matthew, Batesville 

Herron, Shane, Sarah 
Heskett, Vickie, Horn Lake 
Heuerman, Made, Horn Lake 
Hicks, Angela, Oxford, LYTC 
Hicks, Marcus, Jackson, Tenn. 

Hill, Charles, Calhoun City 
Hill, Richard, Southaven 
Hines, Tonya, Sardis 
Hogan, Benjamin, Southaven 
Holcomb, Mandy, Southaven 

Holland, Brook, Alligator 
Holliday, Bobbie, Hernando 
Holliman, Rhonda, Senatobia 
Hollis, Jason, Derma 
Hollowell, Stacey, Water Valley 

Sophomores • 191 

Holts, Taurus, Senatobia 

Honeycutt, Richard, Senatobia 

Hood, Connie, Oxford, LYTC 

Hooper, Demetria, Coffeeville 

Hooper, Essie, Clendora 

Hope, John, Cascilla 

Hopkins, Alicia, Olive Branch 

Home, Belinda, Hernando, DC 

Home, Crysti, Hernando 

Horton, Helen, Oakland 

House, Norman, Coffeeville 

House, Teresa, Sardis, LYTC 

Houston, Jennifer, Cascilla 

Howell, Natalie, Senatobia 

Hubbard, Catherine, Batesville 

Hudson, Holly, Batesville 
Hughes, Michael, Byhalia 

Huie, Jason, Holly Springs 
Hunt, Creshia, Batesville 

Hunter, Jeremy, Senatobia 

Hunter, Kristi, Sarah 

Hylander, Joseph, Southaven, DC 

Ingram, Carol, Southaven 

Ingram, Samantha, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Inmon, Christy, Byhalia 

Ivy, Courtney, Oxford 

Jackson, Fannie, Byhalia, DC 

Jackson, Lavate, Southaven, DC 

Jackson, Letitia, Charleston 

James, Kylie, Batesville 

Jamison, Paula, Coldwater 

Jarrett, Rhonda, Pope 

Jeffords, Kelli, Olive Branch, DC 

Jenkins, Emily, Batesville 

Jenkins, Heather, Marks 

192 • PEOPLE 

Jenkins, Kevin, Batesville 
Jennings, Jodie, Southaven, DC 
Jespersen, Amanda, Olive Branch 
Johnson, Jody, Nesbit, DC 
Johnson, Myron, Belen 

Johnson, Reginald, Memphis 
Johnson, Ronnie, Sardis 
Johnson, Rosie, Senatobia 
Johnson, Roy, Coldwater 
Johnson, Shawn, Brewton, Ala. 

Johnson, Tenia, Batesville 
Johnston, Lor a, Coldwater 
Jolley, Rebecca, Batesville 
Jones, Amanda, Hernando, DC 
Jones, Bilbare, Holly Springs 

Jones, Bob, Coldwater 
Jones, Christy, Batesville 
Jones, Deborah, Batesville 
Jones, Justin, Horn Lake 
Jones, Ladonna, Batesville 

Jones, Rosa, Batesville, LYTC 
Jones, Tawanda, Hernando 
Jordan, Luanda, Coldwater 
Judson, Jametric, Water Valley 
Justice, Brandy, Coldwater 

Keane, Charlene, Courtland 
Keeley, Carrie, Hernando 
Kelley, Angela, Olive Branch, DC 
Kelly, Ernestine, Como 
Kelly, Rebekah, Olive Branch 

Kenney, Sylvia, Southaven, DC 
Kimble, Wilma, Coffeeville, LYTC 
King, Roichesky, Coldwater 
King, Shannon, Como 
Kirk, Barbara, Courtland 

Sophomores • 193 

Kirk, Jackie, Etta, LYTC 

Kirkpatrick, Hatch, Southaven, DC 

Kirkpatrick, Kendra, Memphis 

Kizer, Chanette, Olive Branch 

Klinger, Brian, Southaven, DC 

Koenig, Sandra, Amory 

Koon, Caroline, Hernando 

Krayer, Maggie, Senatobia 

Ladd, Jacqueline, Courtland 

Laird, Randy, Waterford, DC 

Lamar, Lesia, Batesville 

Land, Justin, Batesville 

Lashlee, Jason, Southaven, DC 

Latham, Hillary, Hernando, DC 

Lathan, Kizzy, Charleston 

Lease, Jerri, Holly Springs, LYTC 

Leatherwood, Linda, Horn Lake, DC 

Leatherwood, Lisa, Horn Lake, DC 

Lee, Ester, Oxford, LYTC 

Lee, Pertrice, Sumner 

Lee, Tavares, Courtland 
Leeper, Laura, Hernando 

Leland, April, Courtland 
Leonard, Tammie, Marks 

Lewers, Amy, Senatobia 

Lewis, Anna, Oxford, LYTC 

Lewis, Jennifer, Southaven, DC 

Lewis, Pamela, Sledge 

Lewis, Shelia, Sardis 

Likh, Irina, Senatobia 

Little, Justin, Walls 

Littlefield, Michelle, Oxford 

Logan, Brad, Bruce 

Logan, David, Horn Lake, DC 

Logan, Regina, Hernando, DC 

194 • PEOPLE 

Logan, Talon, Abbeville 
Lubbers, Jennifer, Southaven 
Lucius, Cory, Senatobia 
Lundahl, Eva, Oxford 
Luther, Amy, Senatobia, DC 

Lyons, Ruby, Como 
Lyons, Tasha, Como 
Mackey, Denise, Webb 
Madkins, Oma, Bruce, LYTC 
Magee, Angela, Pope, LYTC 

Mahan, Heather, Walls, DC 
Mahan, Ricky, Walls, DC 
Manuel, Ashley, Southaven 
Maples, Liane, Southaven, DC 
Marion, Kimetria, Holly Springs 

Marshall, Brian, Southaven, DC 
Mason, Shirley, Oxford, LYTC 
Massey Kimberly, Hernando 
Massey, Wendy, Coldwater, DC 
Mathis, Kimberly, Coldwater 

Mattox, Christopher, Sardis 
Maughan, Kelly, Senatobia 
May, lames, Southaven 
May, Matthew, Southaven, DC 
Mayes, Chris, Abbeville 

McAbee, Jason, Senatobia 
McAnally, Lori, Nesbit 
McCain, Cynthia, Batesville, LYTC 
McCain, Laura, Batesville, DC 
McCallum, Nathan, Nesbit, DC 

McCausland, Stacey Olive Branch, DC 
McCorkle, Melanie, Winona 
McCormick, Brad, Nesbit, DC 
McCullar, Angel, Southaven, DC 
McCullough, Kimberly, Senatobia 

Sophomores • 195 

McFall, josh Allen, Olive Branch, DC 

McCehee, Michael, Walls 

McGhee, Denise, Batesville 

McCill, Larry E., Cleveland 

McKee, Joseph, Falcon 

McKenzie, Theresa, Oxford, LYTC 

McKinney, Lance, Sardis 

McLarty Deanna, Oxford, LYTC 

McLarty William, Byhalia 

McMillian, Daniel, Olive Branch, DC 

McMinn, Amy, Water Valley 

McMinn, Heather, Southaven 

McMorrough, Penne, Southaven, DC 

Medlin, Michelle, Walls 

Melton, Bobbi, Coffeeville 

Melton, Michelle, Southaven, DC 
Meredith, Tim, Coldwater 

Merrill, Shawn, Horn Lake, DC 
Merriweather, Keythric, Hernando 

Meter, Rachel, Horn Lake, DC 

Metts, Sheila, Hernando 

Metts, Steve, Hernando 

Metzger, josh, Olive Branch 

Miller, Amanda, Hernando 

Miller, Bryan, Senatobia 

Miller, Terra, Hernando 

Mims, Clark, Memphis 

Mitchell, Christopher, Red Banks 

Mitchell, Jennifer, Parsons,DC 

Mitchell, Mari, Marks 

Mize, Luann, Senatobia 

Moberly, Beth, Hernando 

Molck, Jennifer, Southaven, DC 

Montgomery, Chad, Olive Branch 

Montoria, Alan, Holly Springs 

196 • PEOPLE 

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Moore, John, Coldwater 
Moore, Keenal, Hernando 
Moore, Lashelia, Nesbit, DC 
Moore, Meisha, Senatobia 
Moore, Johnell, Water Valley, LYTC 

Morgan, Curtis, Michigan City 
Morgan, Ytalia, Courtland 
Morgan, Reginald, Batesville 
Morrow, Michael, Batesville 
Mullen, Christopher, Grenada 

Mullin, Brenda, Birmingham, Ala. 
Murray, Sherold, Byhalia, DC 
Neal, Michael, Nesbit, DC 
Neisler, Melissa, Olive Branch 
Nelson, Ashley, Olive Branch 

Neth, Bradley, Batesville 
Newson, Catina, Coldwater 
Newson, Michael, Senatobia 
Noble, jr., Steven, Greenwood 
Nolen, Ionia, Coldwater 

Norman, Ellen, Southaven, DC 
Norwood, Charles, Ashland 
Nunnally, Yolanda, Lamar 
Odom, Will, Batesville 
Ogle, Rikki, Senatobia 

Oglesby, Amanda, Senatobia 
Oliver, Chevella, Hernando, DC 
Osteen, jeannette, Holly Springs 
Oswalt, Vince, Southaven 
Pack, Philana, Humboldt, Tenn., DC 

Pannell, Summer, Holly Springs 
Partee, Shelton, Sardis 
Pastori, Anthony, Nesbit, DC 
Patch, Beth, Southaven, DC 
Patrick, Angela, Southaven, DC 

Sophomores • 197 

Patton, Chris, Water Valley 

Payne, Stacie, Senatobia 

Peek, Barbara, Southaven, DC 

Peeler, Tammy, Southaven, DC 

Pegues, China, Water Valley, LYTC 

Pegues, Lameika, Oxford, LYTC 

Pennacchio, Pat, Nesbit 

Perkins, Barry, Como 

Perkins, Carrie, Batesville 

Perkins, Glyn, Southaven 

Peterson, John, Hernando, DC 
Pfahler, jason, Holly Springs 
Phelps, Lee, Southaven, DC 
Phillips, Adrianne, Batesville 

Phillips, Bethany, Olive Branch 

Phillips, Carol, Oxford, LYTC 

Phillips, Lakeshia, Oxford 

Pierce, Candace, Senatobia 

Pierce, Stacy, Horn Lake, DC 

Pierre, John, Oxford, LYTC 

Pierson, Linda, Horn Lake, DC 

Pipkin, Rick, Hickory Flat 

Pirtle, Kelley, Walls, DC 

Pitcock, David, Batesville 

Pitts, Cliff, Vardaman 

Pollan, Lee, Horn Lake 

Poole, Gary, Potts Camp 

Pope, Rickey, Senatobia 

Porter, Lena, Oxford, LYTC 

Powers, Felisha, Hernando 

Powers, Kenya, Hernando 

Powers, Kenya C, Senatobia 

Pratt, johnathan, Calhoun City 

Price, Angel, Como 

Price, Virginia, Sardis 

198 • PEOPLE 

Pulley, Brandon, Houlka 
Ray, Edquader, Batesville 
Rayford, Nikkie, Batesville 
Reaves, jonnie, Lamar 
Redding, Lisa, Neshit, DC 

Redmond, Rory, Oxford 
Reed, Marvin, Como 
Reed, Shontina, Tunica 
Reed, Waylon, Southaven, DC 
Reese, Andrea, Southaven 

Reliford, Kerry, Holly Springs 
Renfroe, Jocelyn, Coldwater 
Rhea, Kenneth, Olive Branch, DC 
Rhea, Michael, Byhalia 
Rhodes, Bubba, Senatobia 

Rhodes, Erin, Senatobia 
Richardson, Fannie, Southaven 
Richardson, Todd, Coldwater 
Ricks, Beverly, Coldwater 
Riley, Daniel, Horn Lake 

Roberts, Leslie, Coldwater 
Robertson, Cheryl, Olive Branch, DC 
Robinson, jolaine, Hernando, DC 
Robinson, Lindsey Southaven, DC 
Robinson, Marcus, Oxford 

Robinson, Penne, Waterford 
Robinson, Valerie, Coldwater 
Rochelle, Ryan, Walls, DC 
Rodgers, Walter, Coldwater 
Rogers, Lashaunda, University, LYTC 

Ross, Robynn, Senatobia 
Rowell, Dawn, Nesbit 
Rowland, Jared, Olive Branch, DC 
Rowland, jay, Potts Camp 
Rowland, Ion, Potts Camp 

Sophomores • 199 

Rudd, Latisha, Batesville 

Runnels, jason, Lake Cormorant 

Rush, William, Hernando, DC 

Rushing, Shirley, Crenshaw 

Russell, Audrey, Water Valley, LYTC 

Russell, James, Olive Branch, DC 

Russell, Melanie, Memphis, DC 

Salmon, Leslie, Charleston 

Sanders, Angela, Como 

Sanford, Dshaunta, Courtland 

Sanford, Marcus, Batesville 

Sansom, Kathy, Oxford, LYTC 

Saunders, Brian, Oxford 

Scanlon, Sandra, Water Valley 

Scarlette, Tonya, Senatobia 

Schiele, Melissa, Byhalia 

Schmitz, Sterling, Water Valley 

Scruggs, Chrissie, Hernando 

Sellers, Amy, Sardis, LYTC 

Sensabaugh, Pamela, Sardis 

Shackleford, Brad, Senatobia 

Shackleford, Jill, Coldwater 

Shankle, Kenneth, Como 

Sharp, Alicia, Senatobia 

Shaw, Tamekia, Taylor 

Shegog, Robert, Batesville 

Shideler, Henry, Sardis 

Shields, Harold, Horn Lake, DC 

Shipp, Robert, Batesville 

Shipp, Tanaka, Holly Springs 

Shorter, David, Memphis, DC 

Simpson, jason, Hernando 

Sims, Charles, Water Valley 

Sims, Cory, Senatobia 

Sipp, Anthony, Coldwater 

200 • PEOPLE 

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Smith, Brandon, Sardis 
Smith, Brandy, Southaven, DC 
Smith, Candace, Hernando 
Smith, Clint, Southaven 
Smith, famie, Lake Cormorant 

Smith, joey, Olive Branch, DC 
Smith, Kimitria, Coffeeville 
Smith, Lara, Water Valley 
Smith, Mae, Courtland, LYTC 
Smith, Monica, Hernando 

Smith, Robert, Olive Branch 
Smith, Stephen, Senatobia 
Smith, Steven, Senatobia 
Smith, Wendy, Nesbit 
Sons, Cheryl, Nesbit, DC 

Sowell, Christopher, Coldwater 
Sowell, Dawn, Senatobia 
Spencer, Jennifer, Tunica 
Spratlin, Jamie, Bruce 
Sprinkle, Debbie, Southaven, DC 

Sprouse, Scotty, Batesville 
Stanford, David, Southaven 
Stanovic, David, Memphis, DC 
Stanton, April, Hickory Flat 
Steed, Kimberly Sardis 

Stegall, Trey, Pontotoc 
Stewart, Staci, Batesville 
Stokes, Samantha, Oxford 
Stokes, Stephanie, Sarah 
Stone, Clay, Senatobia 

Street, Lester, Sardis 
Stubblefield, Holly, Batesville 
Stull, Kelly, Senatobia 
Suggs, Sandra, Oakland 
Sullivan, Wendy, Courtland, LYTC 

Sophomores • 201 

Tate, Lakisha, Memphis 

Tatum, Lisa, University, LYTC 

Taylor, Angelia, Thaxton, LYTC 

Taylor, Clay, Senatobia 

Taylor, Donna, Coldwater 

Taylor, Jeanette, Courtland 

Taylor, Sabrina, Sardis 

Taylor, Wendy, Olive Branch, DC 

Tellis, Sammie, Charleston 

Terry, lames, Coldwater 

Terry, Kimberly Tunica 

Thetford, Dixie, Batesville 

Thomas, Stacy, Hernando 

Thompson, Aundros, Oxford 

Thompson, Charles, Byhalia 

Thompson, Jennifer, Horn Lake, DC 

Thompson, Jessica, Walls 

Thompson, Justin, Hickory Flat 

Thompson, Natoshia, Charleston 

Thompson, Patricia, Hernando, DC 

Thompson, Shantwanza, Oxford, LYTC 

Thompson, Tomiko, Holly Springs, DC 

Thompson, William, Batesville 

Thornton, Laura, Bruce, LYTC 

Thornton, Leigh, Senatobia 

Threatt, De, Hernando 

Tillman, Alisha, Bruce, LYTC 

Tipton, Jason, Hernando, DC 

Todd, Brandi, Hernando 

Treadway Wesley, Olive Branch 

Tremor, Justin, Coldwater 

Tucker, Jerome, Calhoun City 

Tuggles, Jamita, Holly Springs 

Turner, Nicholas, Southaven 

Tutor, Steven, Batesville 

202 • PEOPLE 

Upchurch, Brian, Horn Lake 
Vance, Kareem, Charleston 
Vanderford, Elizabeth, Senatobia 
VanStory, Terry, Hernando, DC 
Vardaman, Sarah, Dundee 

Varner, Valerie, Coffeeville 
Vaughn, Eric, Oxford 
Vetzel, Jamie, Courtland 
Vincent, Joan, Southaven, DC 
Vogt, Daniel, Southaven 

Vogt, Gary, Southaven 
Wadley, Tammy, Abbeville, LYTC 
Walden, Clinton, Lambert 
Walker, Henry, Southaven, DC 
Walker, LaShea, Oxford, LYTC 

Walker, Leslie, Senatobia 
Walker, Ray, Coldwater 
Walker, Suzi, Senatobia, DC 
Walton, joanette, Batesville, LYTC 
Walton, Kenya, Water Valley 

Warren, Walter, Southaven, DC 
Washington, Nicole, Michigan 
City, BMC 

Watson, Rebekah, Crenshaw 
Weaver, Rickey, Water Valley 
Webb, Yolandria, Senatobia, DC 

Weber, Tiffanye, Jacksonville, Ark, DC 
Weeden, Alecia, Southaven, DC 
Weekly, Mario, Water Valley 
Welch, lill, Coldwater 
Wells, Cindy, Senatobia, DC 

West, Daniel, Calhoun City 
Westmoreland, LaTifany Grenada, DC 
Whalen, Angela, Walls 
White, Helen, Senatobia 
White, Jennifer, Hernando 

Sophomores • 203 

White, Katina, Lambert 

White, Lashunda, Oxford, LYTC 

Whitten, Chris, Scobey 

Whitworth, Jamie, Batesville 

Wiernasz, Stephen, Horn Lake 

Wigley, William, Batesville 

Wilkes, Brian, Southaven, DC 

Wilkinson, Tammy, Holly Springs 

Williams, Angela, Oxford, LYTC 

Williams, Angela, Southaven 

Williams, Christian, Walls, DC 

Williams, Cynthia, Walls, DC 

Williams, David, Walls 

Williams, Jonathan, Senatobia 

Williams, Joyce, Batesville, LYTC 

Williams, Larry, Sardis 

Williams, Lataryl, Oxford 

Williams, Latasha, Batesville 

Williams, Leslie, Byhalia, DC 

Williams, Mitzi, Batesville 

Williams, Robert, Southaven, DC 

Williams, Rodney, Memphis, DC 

Williams, Zola, Como 

Williamson, Angela, Senatobia 

Willis, Jodi, Batesville 

Willis, Sonny, Pope 

Willis, Burt, Memphis, DC 

Wilson, Dawanna, Oxford, LYTC 

Wilson, John, Batesville 

Wilson, Jonathan, Potts Camp 

Wilson, Margaret, Courtland 

Windscheffel, LeeAnn, Southaven 

Wingo, Jason, Senatobia 

Winters, Neely, Coldwater 

Wiseman, Joyce, Memphis, DC 

204 • PEOPLE 

Young, Michael, Southaven, DC 
Young, Stephanie, Hernando, DC 

Woodall, Rodney, Taylor 
Woodall, Jennifer, Batesville, LYTC 
Woods, Kena, University, LYTC 
Woods, Latasha, Tunica 
Woolfolk, Misty, Senatobia 

Woolfolk, Rick, Southaven, DC 
Wren, Deborah, Batesville, LYTC 
Wright, Andrea, Coldwater, DC 
Wright, Michael, Batesville 
Yelverton, jodi Wayne, Southaven, DC 

BSU members serve 
in summer missions 

Make your campus a better place.... Leave it! This 
statement caught the attention of six Northwest 
students active in the Baptist Student Union. Paul 
Chrestman of Hernando, Carrie Stone of Wyatte, Will 
Odom of Batesville, Rob Smith of Olive Branch, Jason 
Hardage and Neal Creecy of Senatobia left their families 
and friends for approximately 10 weeks during the 
summer of 1997 to serve in various mission positions 
across the United States and around the world. 

Chrestman served in Lake Tahoe, Calif., from May 
31 to Aug. 9. His primary task was resort ministry 
and childrens ministry. Stone and her partner were 

in Wyoming from June 2 through Aug. 9. The majority of her time was spent working 
with children and youth in the only Southern Baptist church on an Indian reservation. 

Odom served in Israel as part of an eight-person team that left for Tel Aviv on June 
8 and returned Aug. 7. Odom spent most of his time as a lifeguard at the Baptist 
Village outside Tel Aviv. Smith spent May 27 through Aug. 2 in the "Big Sky" state of 
Montana, working with a partner while traveling to a different town each week. They 
dealt with children through Vacation Bible School and Backyard Bible Clubs. 

Hardage traveled around the Pacific Northwest from June 9 through Aug. 9. He 
was the preacher on a four-person revival team that traveled to different churches 
each week to lead revival services. 

Creecy, along with his partner, spent June 2 through Aug. 2 in California. They 
were also involved with childrens ministries as well as community service and outreach 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of BSU student summer missions and the 
largest number of students appointed to serve, according to BSU Director Frank Porter. 

—By Will Odom 

BSU members participating 
in summer missions are 
(kneeling) Jason Hardage of 
Senatobia; (back row, I to r) 
Frank Porter, BSU director; 
Paul Chrestman, Hernando; 
Rob Smith, Olive Branch; 
Neal Creecy, Senatobia; 
Carrie Stone, Wyatte; and 
Will Odom, Batesville. 
(Photo by Joshua Cothern) 

Sophomores • 205 

Abbott, ]ames,lndependence 

Abney, Kari, Oxford 

Abrams, John, Olive Branch 

Adams, Anthony, Byhalia 

Adams, Damarcus, Nettleton 

Adams, Marie, Oxford, LYTC 

Adams, Michael, Clarksdale 

Adams, Vanessa, Etta, LYTC 

Agner, Hiram, Nesbit, DC 

Ajax, Betty, Hernando 

Akin, Amy, Michigan City, BMC 

Akins, Misty, Byhalia, DC 

Aldridge, Tanya, Lambert, LYTC 

Alex, Dixie, Batesville 

Alexander, Kathleen, Oxford 

Afford, Chad, Wails, DC 

Algee, Abby, Senatobia 

Allen, April, Coffeeville, LYTC 

Allen, John, Horn Lake 

Allen, Kimberly, Potts Camp 

Allen, Lenitia, Memphis, DC 

Allen, Martha, Oxford 

Alexander, Patricia, Horn Lake, DC 

Allison, Courtney, Southaven, DC 

Allison, Jamie, Coldwater 

Anderson, Andrea, Potts Camp 

Anderson, Cher, Crenshaw 

Anderson, David, Water Valley 

Anderson, James Walker, 

Lake Cormorant 

Anderson, James C, Holly Springs 

206 • PEOPLE 


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Anderson, Jason, Walls 
Anderson, joe, Tunica 
Anderson, John, Hernando 
Anderson, Kenny, Abbeville 
Anderson, Kimberly, Hernando 

Anderson, Maranda, Potts Camp, BMC 
Anderson, Trena, Memphis, DC 
Anderson, Willie, Hernando 
Andrews, Clint, Clarksdale 
Andrews, Regie, Sardis 

Anglin, John, Southaven, DC 
Anselm, Michaline, Southaven, DC 
Archibald, Adam, Cermantown 
Armstrong, Natalie, Southaven, DC 
Armstrong, Neal, Bruce 

Arnold, Jeffrey, Horn Lake 
Athey Christopher, Tutwiler 
Atkinson, Anthony Batesville 
Atkinson, Sherron, Batesville 
Atteberry Heather, Hernando, DC 

Austin, Christopher, Courtland 
Austin, Mlea, Olive Branch, DC 
Avant, Marilyn, Senatobia 
Avants, Alice, Water Valley, LYTC 
Avants, Lethy Water Valley, LYTC 

Avery, David, Batesville 
Ayers, John, Coffeeville 
Ayers, Kameron, Sarah 
Ayers, Renee, Senatobia 
Ayers, Shirren, Lamar, BMC 

Babcock, Richard, Southaven, DC 
Bady, Takela, Mound Bayou 
Bagwell, Jennifer, Bruce 
Bailey, Amanda, Olive Branch, DC 
Bailey, Angela, Southaven, DC 

Freshmen • 207 

Bailey, Chris, Southaven, DC 

Bailey, Chrystal, Walls, DC 

Bailey Hollie, Crowder 

Bailey, Jeff, Dyess, Ark., DC 

Bailey, Regina, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Baker, Samantha, Senatobia 

Ballentine, Duwanna, Batesville 

Banks, Donnie, Coldwater 

Barbosa, Deanna, Senatobia 

Barham, Brandi, Senatobia 

Barnett, Jennifer, Olive Branch, DC 

Barnett, Jeremy, Olive Branch, DC 

Barnette, Jane, Walls, DC 

Baskin, Carla, Oxford, LYTC 

Batts, Marion, Southaven 

Bauer, Christopher, Oxford 

Beach, Pam, Olive Branch 

Beard, Phillip, Batesville 

Beard, Sheryl, Southaven 

Beasley, Kimberley Horn Lake, 


Beaver, Angyl, Water Valley, LYTC 

Belk, Jonathan, Holly Springs, DC 

Bell, Angela, Sarah 

Bell, Bo, Southaven 

Bell, Jacob, Southaven, DC 

Bell, Kathleen, Oxford 

Bell, Tyrone, Bruce, LYTC 

Bennett, Cayla, Bruce, LYTC 

Bennett, Tracy, Oxford, LYTC 

Benson, Newton, Courtland 

Benton, Sabrina, Southaven, DC 

Bernard, Andre, Dyersburg 

Betts, Wendy, Southaven, DC 

Bichon, Mark, Hernando 

Bichon, Matthew, Hernando 

208 • PEOPLE 


Billingsley, Angie, Senatobia 
Bills, William, Olive Branch, DC 
Bishop, Crystal, Oxford, LYTC 
Bishop, Heather, Nesbit 
Blackard, Wesley, Olive Branch, 

Blackmon, Sheritha, Oxford, LYTC 
Blades, Willie, Warner Robins, Ca. 
Bland, Alisha, Enid, LYTC 
Bland, Michell, Oakland, LYTC 
Blann, Kevin, Southaven, DC 

Bledsoe, Leroy Hernando 
Bledsoe, Terrence, Batesville 
Blevins, Michael, Memphis, DC 
Blount, April, Olive Branch, DC 
Bobo, Cheryl, Senatobia 

Boggs, Linda, Oxford, LYTC 
Boggs, Shaun, Arkabutla 
Bolen, April, Thaxton, LYTC 
Bolen, Wayne, Clarksdale 
Bomar Pat, Olive Branch 

Bond, Chris, Oxford, LYTC 
Bond, Christine, Southaven, DC 
Booker, Gaylon, Germantown, DC 
Booker, Greg, Hernando 
Booker, Kejerria, Oxford, LYTC 

Boone, Lexie, Oxford 
Borden, Scott Kyle, Southaven 
Boren, Heather, Nesbit, DC 
Boren, Jennifer, Tunica 
Boshers, Helen, Hernando 

Bostick, Shely, Walls, DC 
Bounds, Andrea, Walls, DC 
Bowen, Malinda, Senatobia 
Bowen, Meria, Holly Springs, BMC 
Bowie, Bradley, Cordova,Tenn 

Freshmen • 209 

Bowles, Kristy, Sledge 

Bowman, Constance, Nesbit 

Box, Johnny, Lamar 

Boyd, Betina, Oxford, LYTC 

Boyd, Ella, Oxford, LYTC 

Boyd, Janet, Olive Branch, DC 

Boyd, Theresa, Holly Springs, BMC 

Boyd, Wanda, Oxford, LYTC 

Brannon, Christopher, Southaven, DC 

Brantley, Donnie, Oxford 

Brasfield, Joshua, Memphis, DC 

Brassell, Makeisha, Oxford, LYTC 

Brassell, Sammy, Sardis 

Bratton, Benjamin, Sardis 

Bray, Melinda, LYTC 

Brewer, James Dillon, Courtland 

Brewer, Kenyata, Charleston 

Brewer, Michael, Memphis, DC 

Bridges, Harvey, Lambert 

Bright, Sandra,Courtland 

Briscoe, Jennifer, Senatobia 
Britt, Kandi, Horn Lake, DC 
Broadway, Marti, Arkabutla 
Brooks, Jennifer, Southaven 
Brown, Audrey, Senatobia 

Brown, Chadwick, Senatobia 

Brown, Colethia, Horn Lake 

Brown, Demetric, Southaven, DC 

Brown, John, Southaven, DC 

Brown, Kristina, Walls, DC 

Brown, Lisa, Sardis 

Brown, Michelle, Oxford, LYTC 

Brown, Ricky, Taylor 

Brown, Sherry, Oxford 

Brown, Stephen, Senatobia 

210 -PEOPLE 

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Brown, Tammy, Oxford 
Brown, Wesley, Southaven, DC 
Brown, Zina, Taylor, LYTC 
Brownlee, Lisa, Southaven, DC 
Brummett, Jamie, Abbeville, LYTC 

Brungardt, Tamara, Southaven 
Bryant, Shane, Oakland 
Buell, Margaret, Horn Lake 
Buford, Corey, Oxford 
Buford, Marisa, Abbeville, LYTC 

Buford, Maurice, Abbeville 

Buford, Sonya, Oxford, LYTC 

Buggs, Danny, Ashland 

Bumgardner, Cina, Water Valley, 


Bunch, Molly, Oxford, LYTC 

Bunker, Karen, Southaven, DC 
Bunkley Julie, Olive Branch, DC 
Burford, Misty, Coldwater 
Burgos, Toni, Horn Lake 
Burkes, Preston, Batesville 

Burkes, Tiffanie, Senatobia 
Burkett, Kim, Vaiden 
Burnett, Curtis, Courtland 
Burns, Clay, Senatobia 
Burns, Sheila, Lake Cormorant 

Burrough, Clinton, Waterford 
Burrowes, Martha, Courtland, LYTC 
Burson, Lisa, Walls, DC 
Burt, jason, Holly Springs 
Burton, Shalanda, Holly Springs 

Burton, Tacaweta, Holly Springs 

Busby, Laura, Coldwater 

Butler, Meredith, Southaven, DC 

Butts, Tasha, Sardis 

Bynum, Debra, Oxford, LYTC 

Freshmen • 2 1 1 

Bynum, Nakia, Cascilla 

Byrd, Dominique, Tutwiler 

Cage, Audrey, Hernando, DC 

Cain, Julie, Water Valley, LYTC 

Cain, Margaret, Southaven, DC 

Caine, Amanda, Batesville 

Callahan, David, Southaven, DC 

Callens, jason, Southaven, DC 

Camp, Harley, Water Valley 

Campany Kathryn, Olive Branch, DC 

Campbell, Amanda, Laurel 

Campbell, Bridget, Sardis 

Campbell, Michael, Pope 

Campbell, Robin, Oxford, LYTC 

Campbell, Sarah, Southaven, DC 

Cannon, Brian, Southaven, DC 

Cannon, Patrick, Batesville 

Cannon, Richard, Batesville 

Capps, Jake, Sarah 

Card, Bobby, Byhalia, DC 

Carey, Beth, Belden 

Carlisle, Cecilia, Walls, DC 

Carlisle, Melissa, Horn Lake 

Carmichael, Vandra, Webb 

Carney, Stephanie, Olive Branch, DC 

Carper, Olivia, Walls, DC 

Carson, John, Southaven, DC 

Carter, Bryan, Southaven, DC 

Carter, Chris, Southaven, DC 

Carter, Kenfrey, Fort Hood, Texas 

Carter, Latarsua, Senatobia, DC 

Carter, Maria, Senatobia 

Carter, Raymond, Horn Lake, DC 

Caruthers, Charles, Sardis 

Carver, Michael, Batesville 

212 -PEOPLE 

Carver, Ryan, Grenada 
Casey, Bradley, Nesbit, DC 
Caston, Kesha, Duncan 
Cathey, Arthur, Coldwater 
Causey, Alana, Water Valley, LYJC 

Cauthen, Carolyn, Sardis 

Cavin, jammie, Lula 

Chambliss, Eowyn, Southaven, DC 

Champion, Christy, Oxford, LYTC 

Chance, Heather, Olive Branch, DC 

Chancellor, Shad, Columbus 
Chandler, Christy, Hickory Flat, BMC 
Chandler, Richard, Byhalia 
Chaney, Ronald, Hernando, DC 
Chapman, Anngenette, 
Water Valley, LYTC 

Chapuis, Christina, Senatobia 
Chastain, Dain, Batesville 
Chavez, Timothy, Water Valley 
Cheek, Sharon, Senatobia 
Chinault, Heather, Water Valley, 

Chinault, Moranda, Water Valley, LYTC 
Chrestman, Timothy, Hernando 
Christenbury, Fred, Oxford, LYTC 
Christian, Benjamin, Lambert 
Clanton, Kerry, Coldwater 

Clark, Benjamin, Walls, DC 
Clark, Brandy, Charleston 
Clark, Mary Avant, Batesville, LYTC 
Clark, Michael, Water Valley 
Clark, Michael, Southaven 

Clark, Summer, Potts Camp 
Clarke, Austin, Horn Lake, DC 
Claton, Angela, Potts Camp 
Clayton, Christy, Horn Lake, DC 
Clayton, David, Rector, Ark., DC 

Freshmen • 213 

Clement, Barbara, Tunica, DC 

Clements, Thomas, Southaven,DC 

Clenney, Trey, Hernando 

Cleveland, Holli, Coldwater 

Clifton, Rhonda, Hickory Flat, 


Cloud, Colandia, Batesville 

Cobern, Whitney, Senatobia 

Cochran, Kendra, Southaven, DC 

Cody, Amanda, Ashland, DC 

Cody, Angle, Ashland, DC 

Coghill, Kasie, Horn Lake, DC 

Cohn, Angelia, Webb 

Coker, Jennifer, Calhoun City, 


Coker, Tammie, Pope, LYTC 

Cole, Charles, Southaven, DC 

Cole, Jamie, Batesville 

Coleman, Sedrick, Blue Springs 

Collins, John, Senatobia 

Collins, Quondolyn, Tunica 

Collins, Shawanda, Yazoo City 

Colon, Dorothy, Southaven, DC 

Compton, Amanda, Horn Lake, DC 

Conard, Or a, Nesbit, DC 

Conaway, Crystal, Senatobia 

Conn, Wes, Senatobia 

Conner, Chad, Southaven, DC 

Conner, Shantell, Vardaman, 


Cook, Kelly, Olive Branch, DC 

Cook, Mike, Olive Branch 

Cooke, John, Oxford, LYTC 

Cooper, James, Oakland 

Cooper, Marcus, Lambert 

Cooper, Tessa, Oxford, LYTC 

Copeland, Julie, Oxford, LYTC 

Corbitt, Avis, Taylor, LYTC 

214 -PEOPLE 

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Cosby, Stephanie, Batesville, LYTC 
Cothern, Scotty, Holly Springs 
Cotton, Hosie, Sledge 
Counce, Priscilla, Horn Lake, DC 
Courtney, Sarah, Batesville 

Covington, Patrick, Pittsboro 
Cowart, Ashley, Belzoni 
Cowie, Debra, Byhalia 
Cox, Charles, Soulhaven, DC 
Cox, Melissa, Southaven, DC 

Cox, Michael, Olive Branch 
Cox, Roger, Hickory Flat 
Cox, Samuel, Walnut 
Cox, Stephone, Southaven, DC 
Craven, Stephen, Senatobia 

Crawford, Athey Coldwater 
Crawford, Stephanie, Batesville 
Crawford, Tameka, Lula, DC 
Creasie, Margie, Holly Springs, BMC 
Cresswell, jason, Como 

Criddle, Kevin, Southaven 
Crockett, Justin, Coldwater 
Crockett, Wesley, Hernando 
Cross, Kevin, Hernando, DC 
Crowder, Helen, Carrollton, LYTC 

Crowder, Patricia, Water Valley, 


Cummings, Beau jean, Holly 

Springs, BMC 

Cummings, Shelia, Como 

Curry, Ladoshe, Marks 

Curry, Suzanne, Hernando, DC 

Curtis, Regina, Winona 
Cushman, Matthew, Senatobia 
Dacus, Keith, Jackson 
Daniels, Wanda, Water Valley, LYTC 
Darby, Chanda, Walls, DC 

Freshmen • 215 

Darby, Keisha, Courtland 

Darby, Marshall, Batesville 

Daugherty, Christopher, Batesville 

Daugherty, Francis, Water Valley, 


Davidson, Tina, Oakland 

Davis, Ashley, Olive Branch 

Davis, Brooke, Sardis 

Davis, Christy, Olive Branch, DC 

Davis, Gino, Ft. Bragg, N.C. 

Davis, Heather, Water Valley, LYTC 

Davis, lames, Starkville 

Davis, Jeff, Senatobia, DC 

Davis, Katina, Como 

Davis, Melissa, Coldwater 

Davis, Shnita, Michigan City 

Davis, Tara, Coldwater 

Davis, Tarra, Olive Branch, DC 

Davis, Valerie, Como 

Davis, Valerie, Hernando 

Davis, Wes, Senatobia 

Davison, Tiphonie, Sardis 

Dawkins, Meghan, Southaven, DC 

Dean, Emily, Hernando, DC 

Deaton, Tori, Southaven, DC 

Dees, Sarah, Byhalia 

Delashmit, Ruth, Southaven, DC 

Delgado, Kelly, Abbeville, LYTC 

Dennis, Kristin, Olive Branch, DC 

Destefaciis, Gerard, Olive Branch, 

Dewees, Brad, Oxford, LYTC 

Dickerson, Michael, Senatobia 

Dickson, William, Olive Branch 

Dirks, lames, Hernando 

Dirmeyer, Amy, Olive Branch, DC 

Dixon, Cora, Oxford 

216 -PEOPLE 



Dixon, Stephanie, Como 
Dixon, Tiffany, Como 
Donlin, Bernie, Southaven, DC 
Dorsey, Vonta, Shelby 
Dotson, Michael, Holly Springs 

Douglas, Alan, Ripley, Tenn., DC 
Downer, Tessa, Olive Branch, DC 
Downey, Chris, Oxford 
Downing, Paul, Walls, DC 
Downs, Christopher, Carrollton 

Downs, Whitney, Memphis 
Doyle, Alicia, Michigan City, BMC 
Drugmand, Lisa, Nesbit, DC 
Duggan, Kristen, Horn Lake, DC 
Dunford, Danny, Clinton, LYTC 

Dungan, Shelly Tunica 
Dunlap, Stephanie, Olive Branch, DC 
Dunn, Jeremiah, Bruce, LYTC 
Dunn, Lloyd, Greenwood 
Dunn, Orlando, Robinsonville 

Dunnam, Sherry, Ripley, BMC 
Dunnigan, Erika, Sardis 
Dupuis, Jennifer, Southaven, DC 
Duren, Will, Byhalia 
Dyas, Terry Lee, Southaven 

Dykes, Chad, Oxford, LYTC 
Eckert, Christopher, Hernando 
Edwards, Chad, Southaven, DC 
Edwards, Daniel, Como 
Edwards, Jacob, Water Valley 

Edwards, Justin, Olive Branch, DC 
Edwards, Lazandra, Sardis 
Edwards, Leon, Greenwood 
Edwards, Tabitha, Oxford, LYTC 
Edwards, Terrance, Memphis 

Freshmen • 217 

Edwards, Timothy, Red Banks 

Egerson, Cenessa, Taylor 

Eldred, Edward, Nesbit 

Ellis, James, Hernando 

Ellis, Kristen, Senatobia 

Ellis, Scarlett, Batesville 

Ellis, Stephen, Horn Lake 

Emory, Kristina, Southaven 

England, Lisa, Southaven, DC 

Eno, Chad, West Memphis, Ark. 

Eppenger, Christopher, Senatobia 

Estes, Jamie, Horn Lake, DC 

Estridge, Eric, Batesville 

Evans, Dennis, Olive Branch 

Evans, Jason, Walls, DC 

Ewing, Bradley, Oxford, LYTC 

Fabiszak, Angela, Southaven, DC 

Faherty, Edward, Southaven 

Fairbanks, Jared, Oxford, LYTC 

Falkner, Cedrina, Holly Springs 

Falkner, Penny, Thaxton, LYTC 

Farmer, Darry, Courtland 

Farmer, Kevin, Courtland 

Faulkner, Reshonda, Holly Springs 

Ferguson, Charlotte, Lake 

Cormorant, DC 

Ferguson, John Allen, Hernando 

Ferguson, Lance, Dyersburg, Tenn. 

Terrell, Jeanae, Senatobia 

Ferrell, Mary, Batesville 

Few, Kenneth, Water Valley 

Fifer, Rico, Byhalia 

Finch, Gwendolyn, Southaven, DC 

Fischer, Michael, Southaven 

Fisher, Camille, Oxford, LYTC 

Fitzgerald, Dale, Hernando 

218 -PEOPLE 

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Fitzgerald, Kevin, Walls, DC 
Flag, Beth, Hernando, DC 
Fleming, jerry, Calhoun City 
Flowers, Adrian, Charleston 
Flowers, Christina, Courtland, LYTC 

Flowers, Jonathan, Abbeville 
Floyd, Sledge, Como 
Foley, Patrick, Southaven, DC 
Folkerts, Jennifer, Southaven 
Folkerts, Mary, Southaven, DC 

Folks, Greg, Horn Lake, DC 
Ford, Stacy, Batesville 
Fortner, Misty, Como 
Foshee, Rodger, Oxford 
Foster, Brian, Southaven, DC 

Fowler, Angela, Marks 
Fox, Scott, Oxford, LYTC 
Foxx, Christopher, Water Valley 
Franklin, Vedus, Memphis, DC 
Frazier, Betty, Water Valley, LYTC 

Frazier, Heath, Marks 

Frazier, Jennifer, Southaven 

Frazier, Ramona, Water Valley, LYTC 

Frazier, Richard Andrew, Pontotoc, 


Frederick, Tammie, Horn Lake 

Freelon, Laconda, Bruce, LYTC 
Freeman, jody, Coldwater 
French, Fric, Walls, DC 
Fritts, Jennifer, Holly Springs 
Frost, Pamela, Como 

Fuller, Farl, Como 

Fuller, Kimberly, Nesbit 

Fuller, Roderick, Michigan City, BMC 

Futral, Joanna, Holly Springs 

Cadd, Amy, Olive Branch, DC 

Freshmen • 219 

Cadd, Melinda, Byhalia, DC 

Gaines, Charles, Sledge 

Caines, Christi, Oxford, LYTC 

Gales, Nicholas, Hernando 

Gardner, Kimberly, Senatobia 

Gardner, Matt, Oxford, LYTC 

Garner, Tina, Holly Springs, BMC 

Garrigan, Michael, Southaven 

Garrity, Anthony, Coldwater 

Gary, Derek, Oxford, LYTC 

Gates, Maurice, Sledge 

Gaut, Reanon, Olive Branch 

Gay, Sara, Olive Branch, DC 

George, David, Coldwater 

Gerard, Christopher, Southaven 

Giacone, Joseph, Olive Branch, DC 

Gibb, Carta, Memphis, DC 

Gibbs, Elizabeth, Hernando, DC 

Gibson, David, Marks 

Giddens, Amy, Senatobia 

Gideon, Shawn, Walls, DC 

Gill, Tonya, Southaven, DC 

Gillespie, Corenna, Olive Branch, DC 

Gillespie, David, Walls, DC 

Gilliespie, Darren, Lamar 

Giompoletti, Lisa, Bruce, LYTC 

Gipson, Jessica, Olive Branch, DC 

Gitter, Mindy, Coldwater 

Glasgow, Ray, Senatobia 

Glaspie, Melissa, Bruce, LYTC 

Glass, LaRhonda, Bruce 

Glazier, Brenda, Olive Branch, DC 

Gleaton, Angela, Pope 

Glick-Burns, Michelle, Water 

Valley, LYTC 

Glover, Kenneth, Hernando 

220 • PEOPLE 


Goetz, Rebecca, Southaven, DC 
Goldman, Tina, Oxford 
Goodnight, Lesley, Olive Branch, DC 
Goodrich, Alta, Water Valley, LYTC 
Goodson, Julia, Batesville 

Goolsby, Geoff, Oxford 
Gordon, Marquita, Sardis 
Gordon, Michael, Abbeville 
Gordon, Patricia, Lambert 
Gordon, Tammie, Abbeville, LYTC 

Gore, Ronna, Nesbit, DC 
Gorman, William, Southaven, DC 
Graham, loan, Coldwater 
Graham, Thomas, Batesville 
Grant, Edd, Memphis, DC 

Graves, Charles, Tunica 
Graves, Denise, Hernando, DC 
Gray, Alison, Memphis 
Gray, Brad, Hickory Flat 
Gray, Bradley, Water Valley 

Gray, Charlie, Batesville, DC 
Gray, Justin, Potts Camp 
Gray, Lori, Senatobia 
Gray, Marcus, Horn Lake 
Gray, Robert, Batesville 

Cray, Waymond, Mound Bayou 
Green, Gloria, Rienzi, DC 
Green, Steve, Oxford 
Green, Susie, Oxford, LYTC 
Greene, Cynthia, Sardis, LYTC 

Greer, Chad, Southaven 
Greer, Dana, Water Valley, LYTC 
Gresham, Brenda, Senatobia 
Gressel, Chris, Southaven, DC 
Griffin, Angela, Abbeville, LYTC 

Freshmen • 22 1 

Griffin, Sarah, Olive Branch, DC 

Griffin, Stephanie, Olive Branch, DC 

Griffis, Lee, Grenada 

Grimison, Bradley, Ashland 

Griste, Chris, Sard is 

Gross, Jamie, Byhalia 

Gulledge, Dewilde, Holly Springs 

Gunn, Aaron, Clarksdale, DC 

Gurley, joey Southaven, DC 

Gustin, Rhonda, Southaven, DC 

Hadley Mark, Olive Branch 

Hadorn, Jamie, Batesville 

Haire, Shelly, Batesville 

Hale, Carey, Starkville 

Hale, Matthew, Senatohia 

Hale, Nathan, Oxford, LYTC 

Hale, Pamela, Southaven, DC 

Haley, Amanda, Water Valley, LYTC 

Hall, Bryan, Sledge, DC 

Hall, Dorothy, Holly Springs 

Hall, Julian, Senatobia 

Hall, Marion, Memphis 

Hall, Marquee, Nesbit 

Hall, Richard, Olive Branch, DC 

Hallman, Tabatha, Olive Branch, DC 

Hamblin, Stacey, Senatobia 

Hamer, Frederick, Michigan City, BMC 

Hamilton, James, Sardis 

Hamilton, Neut, Taylor 

Hamm, Matthew, Coldwater 

Hammonds, Carla, Hernando, DC 

Hamner, Darrell, Killen, Ala. 

Hampton, Travis, Holly Springs 

Handy, Annette, Water Valley, LYTC 

Hankins, Joseph, Southaven, DC 

111 • PEOPLE 

Hanson, Nicole, Southaven, DC 
Hardaway, Monica, Byhalia 
Harden, Virginia, Byhalia, DC 
Hardin, Daniel, Southaven, DC 
Hardy, Allison, Senatobia 

Hare, Trad, Hernando, DC 
Harmon, Russ, Batesville 
Harper, Colby, Batesville 
Harper, Elizabeth, Holly Springs, BMC 
Harper, Mary, Vardaman, LYTC 

Harper, Robert, Potts Camp 
Harris, Amy, Olive Branch, DC 
Harris, Clay, Oxford 
Harris, Emily, Byhalia 
Harris, Felicia, Horn Lake, DC 

Harris, Grandville, Walls, DC 
Harris, Janice, Crenshaw 
Harris, Jeremy, Southaven 
Harris, Lakesha, Holly Springs 
Harris, Michael, Southaven, DC 

Harris, Regina, Sledge 
Harris, Tiffany, Sard is 
Harrison, Beth, Charleston 
Harrison, Brenda, Coldwater 
Harrison, Charles, Olive Branch, DC 

Harrison, Len, Dundee 

Harrison, William, Horn Lake, DC 

Hart, Jeff, Oxford, LYTC 

Harvey, Tammy, Water Valley, LYTC 

Harwell, Shannon, Oxford, LYTC 

Harwood, Brandi, Olive Branch, DC 
Hathcock, Allison, Olive Branch, DC 
Hatton, Kendra, Batesville 
Haun, Tracy, Southaven, DC 
Hawkins, Jessica, Byhalia, DC 

Freshmen • 223 

Hawks, April, Senatobia 

Hawthorne, James, Senatobia 

Hayes, Amy, Michigan City, BMC 

Hayes, Gary Neal, Horn Lake 

Haynie, Kasey, Abbeville, LYTC 

Haywood, LaToya, Holly Springs, DC 

Heafner, Eric, Courtland 

Heard, Andre, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 

Heard, Ara, Sardis 

Hearington, Sherry, Hernando, DC 

Hearn, Stacy, Byhalia, DC 

Hearne, Tajauna, Waterproof, La. 

Heathcock, Miranda, Batesville 

Henderson, Angela, Sardis 

Henley, Caryian, Tunica 

Henry, Betty, Senatobia 

Henry, Laura, Olive Branch, DC 

Hensley, Amanda, Senatobia 

Henson, Vic, Como 

Herring, josh, Sledge 

Herrod, Pasha, Derma 

Heskett, Tanya, Sardis, LYTC 

Hester, Julie, Byhalia 

Heuerman, Annette, Horn Lake 

Hewett, Jeff, Corning, Ark., DC 

Hibbler, Denise, Sarah 

Hibbler, Marco, Coldwater 

Hibbler, Quwanda, Como 

Hibbler, Tishema, Sarah 

Hill, Gregory, Southaven 

Hill, Luradean, Glendora 

Hinkle, LaShaunda, Waterford 

Hobbs, Bryan, Holly Springs 

Hobbs, Laurel, University, LYTC 

Hobbs, Sandra, Nesbit, DC 

224 • PEOPLE 

Hobbs, Yolonda, Nesbit, DC 
Hobson, Sam, Charleston 
Hodges, Jason, Southaven, DC 
Hodges, Standrick, Batesville 
Hoebing, Andrea, Water Valley, LYTC 

Hoey, Delores, Holly Springs, BMC 
Hoff, Angela, Oakland 
Hogan, Curtissha, Alligator 
Hogg, Kathy, Walls, DC 
Holcombe, Julia, Senatobia 

Holden, Brandy, Coldwater 
Holden, Jennifer, Hernando, DC 
Hollaway, Paul, Olive Branch, DC 
Hollis, Jason, Columbus 
Hollister, Chastity, Water Valley 

Holloway, Jennifer, Pope 
Holly, Deana, Southaven, DC 
Holman, Victoria, Charleston 
Holmes, John, Plantation, Fla. 
Holmes, Larry, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

Holmes, Tim, Holly Springs 
Holt, Rennie, Ashland, BMC 
Hooper, Amanda, Senatobia 
Hooper, Ralph, Southaven, DC 
Hope, Shane, Abbeville, LYTC 

Horn, Carmin, University 
Horn, Joseph, Horn Lake, DC 
Horton, Roberta, Olive Branch, DC 
Horton, Virginia, Holly Springs 
House, Betina, Southaven, DC 

House, Rahshelia, Sardis 
Houston, Amanda, Coldwater 
Houston, Heidi, West Memphis, 
Ark., DC 

Houston, Joseph, Memphis, DC 
Howard, Delcenia, Como, LYTC 

Freshmen • 225 

Howard, Joanna, Ashland 

Howard, Katie, Oxford, LYTC 

Howard, Larita, Noxapater 

Howard, Megan, Byhalia, DC 

Howard, Rhonda, Horn Lake, DC 

Howell, Christy, Senatobia 

Howell, Harold, Southaven, DC 

Howell, Kesha, Oxford 

Howell, Latangia, Waterford 

Howell, Stephanie, Holly Springs 

Howell, Sterlyn, Nesbit 

Hubbard, Angela, Hickory Flat 

Huddleston, Heather, Southaven, DC 

Huddleston, Lisa, Southaven, DC 

Hudson, Shalletuh, Michigan City, 


Hudson, Stephanie, Shelby 

Hughes, Michael, Water Valley 

Hughes, Tonie, Batesville 

Hunsucker, Emily, Walls, DC 

Hunt, Eldon, Senatobia 

Hunter, Bryan, Como 

Hunter, Cary, Senatobia 

Hurd, James, Tunica, DC 

Hurdle, Sam, Holly Springs 

Hurt, Gwendolyn, Memphis, DC 

Huste, Katja, Nesbit 

Ibarra, Desiree, Olive Branch 

Ingram, Demorn, Sledge 

Ingram, Judy, Holly Springs, BMC 

Irby, Maurice, Coldwater 

Irby, Ouentin, Coldwater 

Irwin, Gerri, Batesville 

Isbell, Brandon, Senatobia 

Ivy, Latwanza, Taylor 

Jackson, April, Horn Lake, DC 

226 • PEOPLE 

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Jackson, Aretha, Senatobia 
Jackson, Christie, Horn Lake 
Jackson, Christy, Oxford, LYTC 
Jackson, Johnny, Senatobia 
Jackson, Kellie, Southaven, DC 

Jackson, Kristie, Senatobia 
Jackson, Laquita, Lamar 
Jackson, Monica, Dundee 
Jackson, Patricia, Clarksdale 
James, Cassie, Southaven, DC 

James, Ondreakco, Chulahoma 
Jamison, Alfred, Marks 
Jaudon, Chasity Water Valley 
Jeans, Jeffrey, Hernando, DC 
Jeffers, Chris, Olive Branch, DC 

Jeffery, Lezell, Yazoo City 
Jeffries, Cherodrick, Red Banks 
Jeffries, Darron, Abbeville 
Jeffries, Kennya, Holly Springs 
Jenkins, Gabriel, Oakland 

Jenkins, Roderick, Water Valley 
Jenkins, Shana, Winona 
Jennings, Dana, Southaven, DC 
Jennings, Lisa, Nesbit, DC 
Jennings, Shantunia, Coffeeville, 

Jett, Ryan, Oxford 

Jimmerson, Marcellus, Michigan 

City, BMC 

Johns, Claire, Senatobia 

Johnson, Angela, Batesville 

Johnson, April, Hernando, DC 

Johnson, David, Holly Springs 
Johnson, Greg, Como 
Johnson, Kyara, Dundee 
Johnson, Latorray, Batesville 

Johnson, Michael, Sardis 

Freshmen • 227 

Johnson, Robin, Ripley, BMC 

Johnson, Ron, Senatobia 

Johnson, Samantha, Batesville 

Johnson, Schalonda, Tunica 

Johnson, Shana, Batesville, LYTC 

Johnson, Sonya, Batesville 

Johnston, Robert, Coldwater 

Joiner, Reva, Memphis, DC 

Joiner, Tonya, Batesville 

Jones, Anthony, Oxford 

Jones, Audra, Batesville 
Jones, Bettina, Hughes, Ark. 

Jones, Brian, Olive Branch 
Jones, Chandra, Greenwood 

Jones, Christie, Hernando 

Jones, Cindy, Sledge 

Jones, Dekisha, Batesville 

Jones, Dewayne, Lamar 

Jones, Donnie, Olive Branch 

Jones, Hana, Memphis 

Jones, Hazel, Oxford, LYTC 

Jones, Jamie, Courtland 

Jones, Kevin, Batesville 

Jones, Larry, Olive Branch, DC 

Jones, Marsha, Oxford, LYTC 

Jones, Nick, Batesville 

Jones, Pheniqueski, Senatobia 

Jones, Rodney, Southaven, DC 

Jones, Rodrick, Coldwater 

Jones, Ruth Ann, Hickory Flat 

Jones, Teresa, Shelby 

Jones, Terrence, Holly Springs 

Jones, Tricia, Southaven, DC 

Jones, Tydrelle, Coffeeville 

Jordan, Courtney, Horn Lake, DC 

228 • PEOPLE 


jorden, Sarah, Southaven, DC 
joshlin, Melissa, Coldwater 
jourdan, Kevin, Southaven, DC 
Joyce, Melissa, Horn Lake, DC 
joyner, jason, Hernando 

junior, Tina, Hernando, DC 
Karsten, Tracy, Oxford, LYTC 
Kassel, David, Oxford 
Kee, Kevin, Coffeeville 
Kee, Lisa, Scobey, LYTC 

Keffer, Sidney, Walls 
Kelley Angela, Water Valley 
Kelley, Crystal, Walls, DC 
Kelley, Luther, Southaven, DC 
Kelly, Jared, Southaven, DC 

Kelso, Amanda, Senatobia 
Kelso, Dixie, Southaven 
Kent, Jessica, Nesbit, DC 
Keough, Shelley, Senatobia 
Key, Kendrick, Courtland 

Key, Shannon, Southaven, DC 
Keys, Daphnie, Sardis 
Kilgore, Brenda, Calhoun City 
Kimble, Antonio, Oakland 
Kimmons, Genia, Holly Springs, BMC 

Kinard, Cedric, Alligator 
King, Jeremy, Sardis 
King, Jessica, Sarah 
King, Johnitra, Coldwater 
King, Richie, Lambert 

King, Sebastian, Lambert 
King, Suzanne, Senatobia 
Kinsey Amber, Randolph 
Kirk, Amber, Nesbit, DC 
Kirk, Maxine, Olive Branch 

Freshmen • 229 

Kirkland, Makeba, Memphis 

Kirkpatrick, Sony a, Memphis 

Kirkwood, jermerey, Batesville 

Kisner, Shery, Oxford, LYTC 

Klein, Rita, Walls, DC 

Klepzig, Julie, Abbeville 

Knight, Brady, Southaven, DC 

Knight, David, Coldwater 

Knighten, Lawanda, Dundee 

Krag, Jennifer, Olive Branch, DC 

Kroush, Linda, Hernando, DC 

Lackey, Stuart, Southaven, DC 

Lafayette, Debra, Calhoun City, LYTC 

Lambert, Clint, Southaven 

Lambert, Cail, Ashland, BMC 

Lance, Lacey, Coldwater 

Langley, Dallas, Hernando, DC 

Langley, Robert, Cleveland, DC 

Lanier, Blaine, Senatobia 

Lantrip, Alisha, Courtland, LYTC 

Lantrip, Preston, Hernando, DC 

Laster, Britney, Olive Branch, DC 

Lavender, Merideth, Marks 

Lavergne, Lauren, Batesville 

Lawrence, Derricka, Holly Springs, BMC 

Leath, Tiffany, Olive Branch, DC 

Lee, Bruce, Southaven 

Lee, Magun, Pope 

Lee, Monica, Olive Branch 

Leigh, Valisa, Coffeeville 

Lester, Eddie, Jacksonville, Fla. 

Lester, Cennell, Nesbit, DC 

Lester, James, Potts Camp 

Lester, Tasheba, Oxford 

Lesure, Mark, Senatobia 

230 • PEOPLE 

Leverson, Chris, Coldwater 
Lewis, Darrell, Como 
Lewis, Dennis, Coldwater 
Lewis, Dorothy, Batesville, LYTC 
Lewis, Samantha, Sardis 

Libbey, Rebecca, Senatobia 
Liberto, Zachary, Walls, DC 
Licht, Kevin, Southaven, DC 
Lincoln, Michelle, Olive Branch 
Lindsey, Sylvia, Olive Branch, DC 

Linville, Latisha, Olive Branch 
Lloyd, Timothy, Horn Lake 
Locke, David, Hernando 
Locke, Jason, Marks 
Locke, Kim, Horn Lake, DC 

Lockett, Jerome, Como 
Long, Isabell, Memphis, DC 
Loomis, James, Southaven, DC 
Love, Christopher, Marks 
Love, Detrick, Sledge 

Love, Karen, Walls, DC 
Lovell, Jon, Nesbit, DC 
Lowe, Emily, Southaven, DC 
Lowery, Stephen, Southaven, DC 
Ludwig, Sarah, Southaven 

Luther, Mendy, Senatobia 
Lynch, Shane, Senatobia 
Mabine, Gwendolyn, Southaven 
Mabry, Greg, Senatobia 
MacKenzie, Rhonda, Coldwater 

Madhavan, Latha, Southaven, DC 
Major, Jodi, Batesville 
Malone, Angel, Oxford, LYTC 
Malone, Pamela, Coldwater 
Malone, Tonya, Abbeville 

Freshmen • 231 

Malvezzi, Clint, Clarksdale 

Maness, Angela, Southaven, DC 

Mangum, Marco, Lake Cormorant, 


Mann, David, Southaven, DC 

Manning, Mary, Batesville 

Mansel, Mendi, Potts Camp 

Maples, Blake, Oxford, LYTC 

Maples, Jon, Southaven, DC 

Marable, Stephen, Southaven, DC 

Maranto, Derrick, Greenwood 

Marble, Charlie, Batesville 

Marbury, Andrew, Memphis 

Marion, Garon, Waterford 

Marion, Patricia, Lamar 

Marks, Robert, Nesbit, DC 

Marlin, Jennifer, Southaven, DC 

Marshall, Brad, Coffeeville 

Marshall, Loyce, Batesville 

Martin, Alison, Hernando, DC 

Martin, Mario, Como 

Martin, Mamie, Coffeeville 

Martin, Marshall, Waterford 

Martin, Tracy, Horn Lake, DC 

Marzette, Kenya, Oxford 

Mason, John, Hernando, DC 

Massengill, Allison, Hickory Flat, BMC 

Massey, Nichole, Courtland 

Massey, Sarah, Nesbit 

Mathis, Latoya, Oxford 

Matney, Carol, Southaven, DC 

Mattox, Jason, Sardis 

Maxwell, Demario, Hernando, DC 

Maxwell, Ricarlos, Hernando, DC 

May, David, Nesbit, DC 

May, Regina, Pope 

232 • PEOPLE 

Mayfield, Russell, Southaven 
McAlister, Annette, Olive Branch, DC 
McAlister, John, Olive Branch, DC 
McArthur, John, Sardis 
McBride, John, Southaven, DC 

McCain, Steven, Florence, Ala. 
McCaleb, Wendy, Greenwood 
McCammon, Jamie, Water Valley, LYTC 
McCarson, Shea, Walls, DC 
McCartherenes, Brian, Albany, Ga. 

McCarthur, Walter, Blakely, Ga. 
McCarver, Chris, Southaven, DC 
McCarver, Steven, Senatobia 
McClain, Audra, Hernando 
McClain, Willie Mae, Oxford, LYTC 

McClenic, Debbie, Courtland, LYTC 
McClure, Shawn, Hernando 
McCord, Christy, Oxford, LYTC 
McCord, Robbie, Oxford 
McCrory, Jonathan, Southaven, DC 

McCullar, Brooke, Oxford, LYTC 
McDaniel, Becky, Memphis, DC 
McDaniel, Niki, Horn Lake, DC 
McDermott, William, Hernando 
McDonald, John, Olive Branch, DC 


Ken, Starkville 
Travis, Senatobia 
Anna, Senatobia 
Brian, Southaven 
Kelly, Batesville 

McDowell, Tara, Southaven, DC 
McElrath, Amanda, Olive Branch, DC 
McEwen, juli, Hernando, DC 
McGarrity, Kathy Blue Mountain, BMC 
McGee, Blake, Memphis 

Freshmen • 233 

McCee, Michael, Marks 

McGehee, Mitchell, Senatobia 

McGill, Crystal, Memphis, DC 

McGowan, Cassandra, Charleston 

Mcllwain, Spring, Winona 

Mcintosh, Ketra, Oxford, LYTC 

McKay, Latasha, Marks 

McKenzie, Amanda, Batesville 

McKenzie, Shani, New Albany 

McKibben, Jessica, Southaven, DC 

McKinney, Donald, Batesville 
McKinney Maggi, Clarksdale 
McKinney, Tonette, Memphis 
McLellan, Kim, Oxford, LYTC 
McMillian, David, Olive Branch, DC 

McNail, Heather, Senatobia 

McNail, jana, Senatobia 

McNeely, Sarah, Oxford, LYTC 

McNutt, Krashondria, Marks 

McRae, Greg, Olive Branch 

Mead, Lynn, Oxford 

Means, Melissa, Batesville, LYTC 

Means, Stephanie, Senatobia 

Medeiros, Carol, Olive Branch, DC 

Medina, Sandra, Horn Lake, DC 

Meeks, Rhonda, Water Valley 

Mehr, Leigh Ann, Memphis, DC 

Melton, jewel, Water Valley, LYTC 

Melton, John, Olive Branch, DC 

Melton, Tammy, Walls 

Meredith, Amy, Senatobia 

Merriweather, Kenneth, Hernando 

Metrolis, jody, Southaven, DC 

Metts, Mary, Oxford, LYTC 

Michael, Keith, Southaven 

234 • PEOPLE 

Mickens, Nick, Senatobia 
Miguez, Candie, Coldwater 
Milam, Latasha, Byhalia 
Milam, Sandra, Courtland 
Miller, Calandra, Senatobia 

Miller, Darryl, Horn Lake 
Miller, Dedrick, Horn Lake 
Miller, johnny, Coldwater 
Miller, Jonathan, Oxford 
Miller, Kwanza, Oxford 

Miller, Monica, Senatobia 
Miller, Rachel, Southaven, DC 
Miller, Rashanna, Weir 
Miller, Robert, Oxford 
Miller, Shonna, Lamar, BMC 

Miller, Takila, Coldwater 
Millner, Noah, Southaven, DC 
Mills, Landon, Abbeville 
Milton, Angela, Batesville 
Minott, Cory, Olive Branch, DC 

Mitchell, Donna, Southaven 
Mitchell, Lisa, Clarksdale 
Mitchell, Shawn, Marks 
Mitchell, Sherry, Red Banks 
Mitchell, Tracey, Horn Lake, DC 

Monaghan, Stephenie, Olive 
Branch, DC 
Moncrief, Kyle, Sarah 
Moncrief, Susan, Horn Lake, DC 
Mooneyham, Deidre, Oxford, LYTC 
Moore, Bradley, Crowder 

Moore, Carla, Sarah 
Moore, Daniel, Walls, DC 
Moore, Eddie, University, LYTC 
Moore, John, Memphis, DC 
Moore, Joyce, Como, DC 

Freshmen • 235 

Moore, Kesie, Senatobia 

Moore, Lakennia, Ashland, BMC 

Moore, Michael, Walls, DC 

Moore, Misty, Coldwater 

Moore, Nick, Hernando 

Moore, Ryan, Sledge 

Moore, Sheneeka, Oakland 

Moore, Sonya, Senatobia 

Moore, Timothy, Sardis 

Moore, Victoria, Coffeeville 

Moore, Vincent, Collierville, Tenn. 

Morgan, Anthony, Ashland 

Morgan, Claudine, Michigan City 

Morgan, Jennifer, Walls, DC 

Morgan, Johnny, Water Valley 

Morgan, Kelly, Coldwater 

Morgan, Latasha, Ashland, BMC 

Morris, Amanda, Hernando 

Morris, Ashley, Olive Branch 

Morris, Jason, Batesville 

Morris, Regina, Batesville 

Morrow, Sherry, Batesville, LYTC 

Morton, Danny, Oxford, LYTC 

Morton, Marcus, Mound Bayou 

Moss, Corey, Houlka 

Motley, Marshall, Oxford 
Moyers, Jason, Hernando 

Mueller, Dustin, Eudora 
Mulloy, Amy, Como 

Murphree, Dylan, Lyon 

Murphy, Carolyn, Oxford, LYTC 

Murphy, Charles, Olive Branch 

Murray, Doris, Etta, LYTC 

Nabors, Charles, Walls, DC 

Nabors, Michael, Memphis, DC 

236 • PEOPLE 

Neal, Amanda, Bruce, LYTC 
Neal, jimmie, Como 
Neal, Shauna, Sledge 
Neloms, Linda, Marks 
Nelson, Coteluis, Coldwater 

Nelson, Elva, Byhalia, DC 
Nelson, Tabitha, Como 
Newsom, Misti, Senatobia 
Newsom, Misty, Olive Branch, DC 
Newson, Erica, Memphis 

Nichols, Chad, Waterford 
Nichols, Heather, Olive Branch 
Nichols, Sonya, Southaven, DC 
Nicholson, Jaclyn, Holly Springs 
Nicholson, Nancy, Hernando 

Nilsen, Michelle, Walls, DC 
Nobles, Melissa, Marks 
Nolan, Angela, Hernando, DC 
Norman, Michael, Collierville, 
Tenn., DC 
Norris, Danielle, Abbeville, LYTC 

Norwood, Brian, Hernando 
Norwood, Monte, Sardis 
Oakley, Nathan, Senatobia 
Oakley, Scott, Senatobia 
Oakley, Shane, Senatobia 

Oates, Sabrina, Batesville, LYTC 
O'Brien, Heather, Southaven, DC 
O'Conner, Cliff, Senatobia 
Okeke, Obianuju, Southaven, DC 
Oliveria, Jason, Horn Lake 

Olivo, Ashleigh, Horn Lake, DC 
Orman, April, Olive Branch, DC 
Ormon, Allison, Hickory Flat 
Ormon, Angela, Hickory Flat 
Owens, Candace, Olive Branch, DC 

Freshmen • 237 

Owens, Lucas, Southaven, DC 

Owens, Tonya, Olive Branch 

Pace, Lorrie, Senatobia 

Page, Richard, Coldwater, DC 

Pairmore, Susan, Potts Camp, DC 

Palmertree, Christy, Water Valley 

Palmertree, Jason, Sardis 

Palmertree, Scott, Water Valley 

Pannell, Bradley, Holly Springs, DC 

Par, Norilyn, Horn Lake, DC 

Parker, Ashley, Byhalia 

Parker, Jill, Courtland 

Parker, John, Oxford 

Parker, Martin, Vardaman 

Parnell, Cindy, Southaven, DC 

Parr, Ina, Southaven, DC 

Parrott, Thomas, Southaven, DC 

Parvin, Jill, Horn Lake, DC 

Patrick, Amanda, Coldwater 

Patrick, Chuck, Senatobia 

Patrick, Joe, Southaven 

Patrick, Virginia, Senatobia 

Patterson, Charles, Charleston 

Patterson, Katrina, Horn Lake, DC 

Patterson, Stephanie, Oakland 

Payne, Charlie Yvonne, Coldwater 

Payne, Jeanette, Hernando 

Payne, Rudell, Olive Branch, DC 

Peacock, David, Water Valley 

Pearson, Lee, Memphis 

Pearson, Marjorie, Oxford, LYTC 

Peel, Preston, Horn Lake, DC 

Peeples, Melissa, Senatobia 

Pegues, jerry, Oxford 

Pegues, Monika, Holly Springs, BMC 

238 • PEOPLE 

Pegues, Wesley, Sardis 
Perkins, josh, Oxford, LYTC 
Perkins, Kasandra, Senatobia 
Perkins, Loria, Holly Springs, BMC 
Pettigrew, Barry, Nesbit, DC 

Pettis, Lasonja, Abbeville 
Pettit, Jason, Horn Lake, DC 
Phelps, Shane, Batesville 
Phillip, Nia, Mound Bayou 
Phillips, Carl, Byhalia 

Phillips, Claudette, Olive Branch, DC 
Phillips, Cunsieli, Durant 
Phillips, Genia, Tunica 
Phillips, Jessica, Hernando, DC 
Phillips, Joshua, Southaven, DC 

Phillips, Julia, Tunica 
Phillips, Sophia, Water Valley 
Phillips, Tamala, Byhalia 
Phillips, Timothy, Holly Springs 
Pickens, Angela, Myrtle 

Pirtle, Marcia, Olive Branch, DC 
Pirtle, Virginia, Senatobia 
Pittman, Latishia, Batesville 
Pittman, Rachel, Coldwater 
Pittman, Sherman, Calhoun City 

Pitts, Eddie, Hernando 
Plunk, Amanda, Derma, LYTC 
Poe, Shanna, Hernando 
Polk, Kendrick, Victoria 
Pollard, Joel, Dundee 

Pond, Carrie, Southaven, DC 
Pope, Latisha, Horn Lake, DC 
Pope, Reno, Southaven, DC 
Poppelreiter, Philip, Nesbit, DC 
Porter, Kerry, Byhalia 

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Freshmen • 239 

Potts, Amanda, Olive Branch, DC 

Potts, Janet, Crenshaw 

Pounders, Paul, Nesbit, DC 

Powe, Angela, Booneville 

Powell, Amanda, Southaven, DC 

Powell, Andrea, Millington, Tenn. 

Powell, Danielle, Olive Branch 

Powell, Martha, Walls, DC 

Powell, Stephanie, Sarah, LYTC 

Powers, Dewanda, Nesbit 

Powers, Shirley, Walls, DC 

Presley, Bobbie, Blue Mountain, BMC 

Prestage, Amanda, Water Valley, LYTC 

Price, Deton, Abbeville 

Price, Latwanza, Oxford, LYTC 

Pride, Mary, Batesville, LYTC 

Prince, Derek, Byhalia 

Prince, Luther, Batesville 

Printup, Leslie, Hernando, DC 

Proctor, Lana, Hernando, DC 

Pryor, Samuel, Water Valley 

Pulley, Reggie, Water Valley 

Purdon, Ashley, Sledge 

Puryear, Bryan, Memphis, DC 

Putman, Holly, Sardis 

Putnam, Marie, Batesville 

Putt, Katherine, Coldwater 

Quillman, Jason, Horn Lake 

Quinn, Lazeal, Lambert 

Quirion, Christy, Southaven 

Rae, Regina, Walls, DC 

Rahm, Wendy, Southaven, DC 

Raines, Stephen, Horn Lake 

Ramage, Tom, Charleston 

Ramsey, Gary, Philipp 

240 • PEOPLE 

Ramsey, Kurt, Coldwater 
Randall, Charisse, Taylor, LYTC 
Randle, April, Memphis, DC 
Rash, Kevin, Byhalia, DC 
Rathje, Heather, Byhalia 

Ray, Anita, Walls 

Ray, Fredrick, Tillatoba 

Ray, Lesley, Water Valley, LYTC 

Reagan, Jonathan, Olive Branch, DC 

Reams, Sara, Rolling Fork 

Reaves, Tavares, Ashland 

Red, David, Batesville 

Redd, Amber, Sarah 

Redding, Wesley, Olive Branch, DC 

Redmond, Draper, Memphis 

Redwine, Timothy, Coffeeville 
Redwine, Todd, Water Valley 
Reed, Dotsie, Sardis 
Reed, Patsy, Grenada, LYTC 
Reed, Susan, Senatobia 

Reed, Teresa, Coldwater 
Reed, Tonisha, Charleston 
Reel, Valerie, Olive Branch, DC 
Reeves, Derrick, Batesville 
Reeves, Katrena, Bate'sville 

Reine, William, Greenville 
Reyer, Heather, Southaven, DC 
Reynolds, Brandy, Horn Lake, DC 
Reynolds, Tabitha, Olive Branch, DC 
Rhea, Amy, Southaven, DC 

Rhea, Misty, Olive Branch, DC 
Rhodes, Tamara, Memphis, DC 
Riales, Robin, Southaven, DC 
Rice, Andrew, Hernando 
Rice, Deborah, Oakland 

Freshmen • 24 1 

Rice, Tandre, Hernando 

Rich, Cheryl, Coldwater 

Rich, Jennifer, Horn Lake 

Richardson, Andrew, Oxford, LYTC 

Richardson, Ben, Olive Branch, 


Richardson, Christopher, Olive 

Branch, DC 

Riddick, William, Olive Branch 

Rikard, Glenda, Clarksdale, DC 

Riley, Cliff, Hernando 

Riley, Justin, Senatobia 
Ringuette, Domer, Robinsonville, 


Ritter, Renda, Pope 

Ritts, Ralph, Potts Camp, DC 

Roach, Charles, Batesville 

Robbins, Anne, Blue Mountain, 


Robbins, April, Hernando 

Robbins, Suzette, Hernando, DC 

Roberts, Ashley, Southaven, DC 

Roberts, jay, Southaven, DC 

Roberts, Leslie, Banner, LYTC 

Roberts, Samuel, Coldwater 

Roberts, Timothy, Senatobia 

Robertson, Gary, Hernando 

Robertson, Jason, Hernando 

Robertson, Nicole, Courtland 

Robinson, Ann, Sardis 

Robinson, Jeff, Olive Branch, DC 

Robinson, Marco, Hernando, DC 

Robinson, Patrick, Batesville 

Roby, Reginald, Nesbit, DC 

Rodgers, Troy, Hernando 

Rogers, Angela, Big Creek, LYTC 

Rogers, Jessica, Southaven 

Rogers, Lorenzo, Batesville 

242 • PEOPLE 


Rogers, Mary, Coldwater 

Rogers, Nancy, Michigan City, 


Rooker, Iracey, Hickory Flat 

Ross, Amber, Southaven, DC 

Ross, Karen, Water Valley, LYTC 

Rosser, Jamie, Memphis 
Roux, Teresa, Oxford, LYTC 
Rowan, Jessica, Southaven, DC 
Royster, Niya, Shelby 
Ruark, Susan, Senatobia 

Rucker, Reginald, Marks 
Rushing, Kent, Greenville 
Russell, Christopher, Olive 
Branch, DC 

Russell, Chris, Water Valley 
Russell, James, Batesville 

Russell, Narita, Sardis 
Russell, Rolando, Marks 
Russell, Tiffany, Lambert 
Russo, Joseph, Senatobia 
Rutherford, Rachel, Batesville 

Rutledge, Will, Southaven, DC 
Sadihov, Timur, Coldwater 
Safar, Desiree, Olive Branch, DC 
Salem, Sam, Como 
Sallie, Latarsha, Charleston 

Saltsman, Trevor, Oxford, LYTC 
Sammons, Timothy, Horn Lake, DC 
Sanderlin, James, Olive Branch 
Sanders, jacquelyn, Enid 
Sanders, Janna, Olive Branch, DC 

Sanders, Melissa, Memphis, DC 
Sanders, Michael, Southaven, DC 
Sanford, Tammy, Batesville 
Sansone, Andrew, Walls, DC 
Sappington, Tiffany, Southaven, 

Freshmen • 243 

Saurenman, Lisa, Hernando, DC 

Savage, Christy, Horn Lake, DC 

Savage, Melvin, Oxford, LYTC 

Savage, Stacy, Hernando 

Sayles, James, Oakland 

Scherff, Melanie, Waterford, LYTC 
Schmidt, Chris, Southaven, DC 

Schmitz, Barry, Water Valley, LYTC 
Schmitz, Charmie, Water Valley, LYTC 
Schmitz, Curlissa, Water Valley, LYTC 

Schneider, Daniel, Olive Branch 

Scott, Edward, Batesville 

Scott, Jeffrey, Coldwater, DC 

Scott, Jessica, Nesbjt 

Scott, Matthew, Oxford, LYTC 

Scott, Rico, Tunica 

Scruggs, Rachel, Coldwater 

Sealy, Jeremy Scott, Senatobia 

Sealy Stacy, Coldwater 

Seaman, Laurie, Sardis 

Searls, Pat, Brandon, LYTC 

Segars, Jason, Batesville 

Self, Angela, Crowder 

Self, Lori, Crowder 

Selvy Justin, Batesville 

Shackelford, Chikyna, Bruce 

Shamley, Rebecca, Olive Branch 

Shannon, Temicco, Enid 

Shaw, Christina, Holly Springs, 


Shead, Candice, Senatobia 

Sheegog, Yalanda, Batesville 

Sheets, William "Buddy", Olive 


Shegog, Jacqueline, Sardis 

Shelby, Jaime, Walls, DC 

Shelby, Joe, Greenwood, DC 

244 • PEOPLE 


Shields, Marie, Olive Branch 
Shinall, Jeremy, Horn Lake, DC 
Shirley, Amy, Batesville 
Shoemake, April, Nesbit 
Shoffner, Brandi, Abbeville, LYTC 

Shook, jason, Byhalia 
Short, Lee, Memphis 
Shorter, Doretha, Como 
Shorty, Shameka, Senatobia 
Shoultz, Tracey, Horn Lake 

Shumway, Arthur, Olive Branch, DC 
Sides, Lori, Olive Branch, DC 
Simmons, Amelia, Southaven, DC 
Simmons, Andrew, Greenville 
Simmons, Renee, Southaven, DC 

Simmons, Stephanie, Courtland 
Simpson, Amy, Walls, DC 
Simpson, Irene, Memphis, DC 
Sing, Cynthia, Southaven, DC 
Sing, Susan, Holly Springs, BMC 

Singletary, Lechandra, Shelby 
Sinquefield, Robert, Senatobia 
Skelton, Carrie, Lamar 
Skelton, Lisa Link, Lamar 
Skinner, Wayne, Horn Lake, DC 

Skubic, jason, Hernando 
Slaughter, Kim, Oxford, LYTC 
Smith, Alison, Sardis 
Smith, Angela, Walls, DC 
Smith, Betty, Oakland, DC 

Smith, Bobbie, Coldwater 
Smith, Brad, Byhalia 
Smith, Bryant, Oxford, LYTC 
Smith, Chris, Batesville 
Smith, Christy, Olive Branch 

Freshmen • 245 

Smith, Clifton, Lambert 

Smith, Debby, Pope, LYTC 

Smith, Elizabeth, Pope 

Smith, ]ody, Southaven 

Smith, Joshua, Holly Springs 

Smith, Katrina, Marks 

Smith, Kelly, Senatobia 

Smith, Lakesha, Sledge 

Smith, Lori, Southaven, DC 

Smith, Melinda, Water Valley, LYTC 

Smith, Melissa, Water Valley, LYTC 

Smith, Molly, Coldwater 

Smith, Robert, Batesville 

Smith, Rodney, Marks 

Smith, Shani, Batesville 

Smith, Sharon, Batesville 

Smith-Robertson, Shelbi, 

Southaven, DC 

Smith, Sheresa, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Smith, Tina, Coffeeville 

Smith, Wendy, Bruce, LYTC 

Smith, Wendy, Pontotoc, LYTC 

Smith, William, Walls 

Sneed, Lee, Batesville 

Snider, James, Pope 

Soard, Nickie, Memphis 

Soileau, Jamie, Water Valley, LYTC 

Soncrant, Toni, Batesville 

Sookraj, Carl, Nesbit, DC 

Sossaman, Jeanna, Coffeeville 

Southerland, Justin, Courtland 

Sowell, Amber, Coldwater 

Sowell, Laura, Coldwater 

Sowell, Teree, Olive Branch 

Speck, Mary, Myrtle, LYTC 

Spencer, Anthony, Bruce 

246 • PEOPLE 

Spencer, Cameron, Memphis, DC 
Spencer, Christina, Olive Branch, DC 
Spencer, Jason, Sarah 
Spencer, Tommy, Senatobia 
Spinks, Sam, Clarksdale 

Spivey, Mario, Horn Lake 
Spraberry, Harold, Southaven, DC 
Spratlin, Charles, Grenada 
Springfield, Sarah, Olive Branch, DC 
Stacks, Clint, Coldwater, DC 

Stacks, Sherrie, Ashland, BMC 
Stanford, Marco, Marks 
Stanton, Wesley, Potts Camp 
Stark, Ronald, Paris 
Staten, Angela, Lake Cormorant, DC 

Stephens, Deidra, Olive Branch 
Stephens, Slade, Batesville 
Stevens, Jennifer, Southaven, DC 
Stevens, Tonia, Batesville 
Steward, Brad, Coldwater 

Steward, Dana, Olive Branch, DC 
Stewart, Chris, Courtland 
Stewart, Eric, Holly Springs 
Stewart, Steven, Oxford 
Stigall, Bahasha, Byhalia 

Still, Jamie, Coldwater 
Stinson, Sylvester, Holly Springs 
St. John, John, Southaven, DC 
St. Jules, Tahneeshia, Byhalia 
Strawn, Justin, Olive Branch 

Street, Mary, Como 
Stringer, Christen, Memphis 
Stroup, Andrea, Crowder 
Stroup, Martha, Bruce, LYTC 
Suggs, Anthony, Oxford 

Freshmen • 247 

Sullivan, Diane, Nesbit, DC 

Sullivan, Hollie, Bruce, LYTC 

Sullivan, Nicholas, Courtland 

Sullivant, Chad, Batesville 

Sumler, Cleon, Batesville 

Summitt, William, Olive Branch, DC 

Sutherland, Tracy, Water Valley 

Swain, Stacy, Cleveland 

Swallers, Wendi, Olive Branch, DC 

Tables, Erroll, Potts Camp 

Tallie, Katina, Lamar, BMC 

Tallman, Terza, Memphis, DC 

Tate, Prentiss, Coldwater 

Tate, Tammie, Memphis, DC 

Taylor, Becky, Charleston 

Taylor, Brad, Courtland 

Taylor, Jason, Oxford 

Taylor, Matthew, Walls 

Taylor, Natalie, Southaven, DC 

Taylor, Sam, Nesbit, DC 

Tedford, Brad, Courtland 

Tedford, Cynthia, Bruce 

Tedford, Glenda, Courtland 

Telford, Michael, Water Valley 

Tellis, Jennifer, Scobey, LYTC 

Terry, Carrett, Lamar 

Terry, Jawaun, Michigan City 

Terry, Timothy, Coldwater 

Terry, Tyjuan, Lamar 

Thacker, Lisa, Crenshaw 

Tharp, Mark, Moorhead, LYTC 

Theobald, Patrick, Pope 

Thomas, Jennifer, Abbeville, LYTC 

Thomas, Lashunda, Courtland 

Thomas, Marcus, Bruce 

248 • PEOPLE 

Thomason, Jara, Collierville, Tenn., DC 
Thompson, Amy, Southaven, DC 
Thompson, Chad, Hickory Flat 
Thompson, Champagne, Oxford, IYTC 
Thompson, jenny, Stewart 

Thompson, Mario, Bruce 
Thompson, Matthew, Horn Lake, DC 
Thome, Wendy, Oxford, LYTC 
Threatt, Romond, Olive Branch 
Thweatt, Eric, Oxford, LYTC 

Tidwell, Amber, Olive Branch, DC 
Tidwell, Shelby, Batesville 
Till, Brian, Olive Branch, DC 
Till, Melissa, Senatobia 
Tillie, Stephanie, Batesville 

Tillman, Keith, Bruce 
Tiner, Jackie, Walls, DC 
Tingle, Michelle, Batesville 
Todd, Kelly, Nesbit, DC 
Todd, Rodney, Red Banks 

Todd, Terry, Charleston 
Tomlin, Nicole, Coldwater 
Toms, Kia, Oxford 
Toungett, Thomas, Horn Lake 
Townsend, Khryl, Duck Hill 

Tribble, Raven, Tillatoba 
Truster, Brooke, Waterford 
Tucker, josh, Southaven, DC 
Turley, Amy, Senatobia 
Turner, Alicia, Oxford, LYTC 

Turner, Brenda, Batesville 
Turner, Jennifer, Coffeeville, LYTC 
Turner, Jeremy, Bruce 
Turner, Latunda, Water Valley 
Turner, Shanda, Michigan City 

Freshmen • 249 

Turner, Tiffany, Collierville, Tenn. 

Tutor, loann, Courtland 

Tutor, Keith, Batesville 

Tutor, Melanie, Southaven 

Tyler, Ion, Tunica 

Tyson, Ciriinda, Taylor 

Tyus, Brad, Nesbit 

Ulibarri, Nathan, Hernando 

Ullinsky, Sabrina, Southaven, DC 

Underwood, Rita, Byhalia, DC 

Vail, Robert, Oxford 

Van Sickle, jane, Olive Branch, DC 

Vance, Ashley, Water Valley, LYTC 

Vanderpoel, Johnnas, Charleston 

VanSickle, Nicole, Senatobia 

VanStory, Mary, Ashland, BMC 

Vaughn, Nora, Abbeville, LYTC 

Vaughn, Theresa, Taylor, LYTC 

Veal, Keysha, Sledge 

Vernon, Dave, Horn Lake 

Viglietti, Brian, Southaven, DC 

Vincent, josh, Indianola 

Vincent, Lauren, Hernando 

Virgil, Felecia, Senatobia 

Visser, Terry, Tula, DC 

Wacker, John, Nesbit 

Waddle, Melissa, Potts Camp 

Wade, Christina, Olive Branch, DC 

Wages, Mandy, Hernando 

Walden, Natalie, Oxford 

Waldrop, Jamie, Olive Branch, DC 
Walker, Sydney, Senatobia 

Walker, Tremaine, Potts Camp, BMC 
Wallace, Angela, Hernando 
Walls, Beth, Horn Lake, DC 

250 • PEOPLE 

Walls, Brian, Water Valley, LYTC 

Walls, Dana, Abbeville 

Walls, Jeff, Batesville 

Walls, Nicole, Holly Springs, BMC 

Walters, Eric, Olive Branch, DC 

Ward, Jennifer, Nesbit, DC 
Ward, Kimberly, Senatobia 
Ward, Latondra, Webb 
Ward, Melissa, Michigan City, BMC 
Ward, Quintonia, Coldwater 

Ward, Sheri, Coldwater 
Ware, Christopher, Batesville, DC 
Warfield, Retaina, Rolling Fork, DC 
Warren, Brent, Batesville 
Warren, Michelle, Hernando, DC 

Washington, Huraceio, Memphis 
Washington, Kenneth, Holly Springs 
Washington, Yolanda, Byhalia 
Watkins, Pamela, Southaven, DC 
Watkins, Paul, Olive Branch 

Watson, Barbara, Courtland 
Weatherly, Justin, Southaven, DC 
Weaver, Kimberly, Olive Branch 
Webb, Adreain, Como 
Webb, Blair, Oxford 

Webb, jeneane, Oxford, LYTC 
Webb, Jessica, Senatobia 
Webb, Justin, Senatobia 
Webb, Nicole, Oxford, LYTC 
Webb, Susan, Memphis, DC 

Weber, Bryan, Nesbit 
Webster, Alyssia, Olive Branch, DC 
Wells, Katillia, Memphis, DC 
Werby, Gib, Oxford, LYTC 
Wesley, Mark, Sardis 

Freshmen • 251 

West, David, Calhoun City 

West, Ronnie, Olive Branch, DC 

Westbrook, Kelly, Olive Branch, DC 

Westbrook, Lisa, Horn Lake, DC 

Westbrook, Mary, Oxford 

White, Amanda, Walls, DC 

White, Elizabeth, Southaven 

White, Gwen, Charleston 

White, Kimberly, Walls, DC 

White, Malissa, Oxford, LYTC 

White, Melissa, Olive Branch, DC 

White, Mike, Oxford, LYTC 

White, Nicholas, Batesville 

White, Tara, Olive Branch 

White, Yulanda, Coldwater 

Whiteaker, Corey, Horn Lake 

Whittemore, Lorrie, Horn Lake, DC 

Whittington, Chris, Clarksdale 

Wier, Robert, Nesbit 

Wiggers, Lane, Houston 

Wiggins, Lillian, Rossville, Tenn., DC 

Wigley Ira, Southaven, DC 

Wilbanks, John, Horn Lake, DC 

Wilbanks, Stacy, Senatobia 

Wilcher, Tamiko, Marks 

Wilkerson, Kimberly, Walls, DC 
Wilkins, Nicholas, Olive Branch 
Wilks, Chester, Abbeville, LYTC 
Wilks, Robert, Scobey 
Willard, Suzanne, Oxford, LYTC 

Willey Senita, Sardis 

Willhite, Erika, Batesville 

Williams, Allyson, Batesville 

Williams, Amy, Olive Branch 

Williams, Clemeka, Como, LYTC 

252 • PEOPLE 

Williams, Elizabeth, Hernando 
Williams, lames, Olive Branch, DC 
Williams, lason, Hernando 
Williams, Lisa, Coldwater 
Williams, Misty, Olive Branch 

Williams, Retasha, Holly Springs, BMC 
Williams, Sam, Sardis 
Williams, Susan, Oxford, LYTC 
Williamson, Lauri, Senatobia 
Williamson, Jerri, Sardis 

Willingham, Bonita, Oxford, LYTC 
Willis, Samantha, Big Creek, LYTC 
Wilson, George, Como 
Wilson, John, Dyersburg, Tenn. 
Wilson, Kenneth, Holly Springs 

Wilson, Nicole, Oxford, LYTC 
Wilson, Shannon, Southaven, DC 
Wiseman, Lorrie, Byhalia 
Wolfe, Chasity, Batesville, LYTC 
Woodard, Brandy, Water Valley, LYTC 

Woodard, Melinda, Memphis, DC 
Woods, French, Hickory Flat 
Woods, Philip, Byhalia 
Woods, Tracy, Memphis, DC 
Wooley, Liza, Ripley, BMC 

Work, Kenneth, Potts Camp 
Worley Audry, Nesbit, DC 
Worsham, Scott, Potts Camp 
Worthan, Bernadette, Sledge 
Wright, Audrey, Coldwater 

Wright, Felicia, Ashland, BMC 
Wright, Forrest, Southaven, DC 
Wright, jermaine, Batesville 
Wright, Scott, Taylor 
Wright, Tracey, Olive Branch 

Freshmen • 253 

Wright, Trivas, Batesville 

Wunn, John, Senatobia 

Wyatt, Amanda, Batesville 

Wymer, Matt, Oxford 

Yancey, Jason, Coldwater 

Yarbrough, Jeremy, Bruce 

Yeager, Lacie, Waterford 

Young, Jacqueline, Batesville, LYTC 

Young, Jermaine, Ruleville, DC 

Young, Monik, Oxford, LYTC 

Yount, William, Marks 

Zahner, Jessica, Horn Lake, DC 

Zellmer, Kurt, Nesbit, DC 

Zemaitis, Matthew, Olive Branch, DC 

Zinn, Megan, Bruce 

Huste makes home at NW 

Imagine yourself an exchange student in a different country exposed to a new 
diverse culture. You step off the plane into the cool airport and are met by your 
coordinator who informs you that you have no family to stay with. You exit the 
terminal into the hot, humid air and begin your education odyssey So is the jour- 
ney of Northwest Mississippi Community College freshman Katja Huste. 

"When I arrived I had to stay with my coordinator for the first two days because 
I had no host family;' said Huste, "but we quickly found a couple who live in the 
country with woods all around'.' She resides with Larry and Emily Force of Nesbit. 

Huste is a 19-year-old native of Kolleda, located near Frankfurt in the former 
nation of East Germany, who came to Mississippi in the summer of 1996 as a for- 
eign exchange student. She spent her senior year at Southaven High School and is 
currently a freshman at Northwest. Huste learned about Northwest from Dr. Bar- 
bara Jones, director of Institutional Research and Planning, who showed her around 

Interested in pursuing a career in advertising, Huste is currently a journalism 
major. Upon receiving her degree, she wants to return to Germany and work for an 
American company. She would like to represent the manufacturers in whatever 
area of advertising they may need. "It is sometimes hard for women to get a job in Germany;' said Huste. 

German schools are not unlike American schools, but there are some differences. Students can attend school for 
10 years or 12 years, but in order to attend a university, they must go the full 12 years. "Most students go to a 
university^' said Huste, "so sometimes it can be hard to get in!' 

Other cultural differences were also noticed by Huste when she arrived in Mississippi. "I was a little disappointed 
at all the rules at Southaven High School concerning short skirts, tardies, hall passes, and other things',' said Huste. 
"We don't have strict rules like that, but I soon got used to it," she continued with a smile. "I had also noticed the bad 
ideas and ethics from TV shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and found out American schools are not like that" 

She also observed a difference in how we view our historical buildings. "In Germany, we have castles, cathedrals, 
and other buildings that are very old — several hundred years;' said Huste, "but we were told that in America if its 100 
years old, then its really something, but thats because America is such a young nation:' 

All of us set goals in our lives, and Huste is no different. "I want to do well in college and find a good job then start 
my family;' she said. "The most important aspect of my life is that I believe in myself. I think it is really important that 
everyone always believe in themselves:' — Will Odom 

Katja Huste 

254 • PEOPLE 

Will Odom 


Rocketeer Editor 

Who could ever forget the Northwest experience? To be hon- 
est, I was a little apprehensive about attending Northwest and 
istarting college, but I soon discovered the excitement that comes 
from living on a college campus — the athletic events, the extra- 
curricular activities, and yes, even the classes. 

College was never an option for me; it was just the next step 
up the education ladder. Now looking back on my years at North- 
west, I realize just how much it has taught me whether in the 
classroom or out. The atmosphere at Northwest has given me 
an opportunity to create new friendships and to better myself in 
many ways. It has also become one of the milestones in my life 
and provided me with a stepping block to the next level in my 

I hope that your Northwest experience has been as remark- 
able and as edifying as mine. Years down the road as you look 
through this yearbook, I hope you will be able to recall the memo- 
ries you made here at Northwest 
whether you were fighting the crowds 
at registration or being glad you got your 

schedule, playing in a Ranger 
sport or sitting in the stands 

cheering them on, studying for a final or finally graduating. Cherish whatever 
memories you have made and treasure the knowledge you have obtained, 
and for that you will become a better person and the world a better place. 
According to the American Way, "The highest reward for a man's toil is not 
what he gets for it but rather what he becomes by it!' 

As you look toward the future, don't let the opportunities given to you 
pass by. There's no time like the present to seize every minute of every 
day and make the most of it because you won't be given another chance. 
Step out and accept a new challenge, set out on a new adventure, and face 
life head on. Set goals and aspirations for your life and strive until you 
have accomplished them. There's no time like the present to . . . (You fill 
in the blank!) 

And in all things, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteous- 
ness, and all these things shall be added unto you!' Matthew 6:33. May 
God bless and keep you in all your endeavors! — Will Odom 

The 1997-98 Rocketeer staff includes: (front row 

to r) Allison Hardy of Senatobia, Stacy Savage of 

-lernando, Katja Huste of Southaven, Editor Will 

Ddom of Batesville, and Jeremy Earnest of Marks. 

^ot pictured is Reanon Gaut of Olive Branch. 

I would like to personally thank the staff for all 
he hard work and effort they put into the 1 998 Rock- 
teer. Each of them has put a little of themselves 
nto this book to make it a work of art; its their mas- 
erpiece, and they should be proud of their accom- 

The Rocketeer staff would also like to take this 
)pportunity to thank Dr. Ann Whitten, director of 
^ublic Relations; Nancy Patterson, assistant direc- 
:or of Public Relations; and Julie Respess, Public 
delations assistant. Without their help, expertise, 
ind encouragement this yearbook would not have 
)een possible. 

Thanks to everyone who contributed of them- 
ielves and their time to make this a great book! 

Rocketeer Staff • 255 




The 1998 Rocketeer is published by Taylor Publishing Company of Dallas, Texas. Ben Allen serves as 
liaison between Taylor Publishing Company and the College. Specifications of this book include 256 
pages measuring 9x12, printed on 80 lb. enamel paper. 

The cover was designed by Will Odom and April Murphy of Taylor Publishing Company. The cover is 
Matte Lithocote with four-color photographs. A red foil stamp has been applied to the cover. 

Body copy was typeset in Opus 10 pt. type. All captions are set in Athena Italic, 9 pt. Headings and 
subheadings are in various font styles in keeping with the tone of the page. 

The yearbook is comprised of 16 signatures containing 16 pages each, including 16 pages containing 
elements and photographs printed in four-color, an additional eight pages of four-color as "tip-ins", and 16 
pages containing elements printed in spot color. Spot colors used in this volume of the Rocketeer are 
Super Blue No. 1 1 and Silver No. 81. 

Pages in the yearbook were designed using Adobe PageMaker 6.0. All photos were taken by contribut- 
ing photographers with the exception of Miss Northwest, Most Beautiful and Beauties portrait photos, 
which were made by E.E. Thompson Photography of Senatobia. Faculty, staff, administration and class 
photographs were made by Stroud Photography of Southaven. 

Advisors for the Rocketeer staff are Dr. Ann Y. Whitten and Nancy Patterson. Assistant Advisor is 
Julie Respess. Sports Advisor is Brett Brown. 

The institution's Statement of Responsibility concerning student publications follows: 
Northwest Mississippi Community College supports and encourages an atmosphere of responsible dis- 
cussion through student publications. Funding for publications is provided by the General Fee that 
students pay each semester and by monies budgeted by the College for their support. Designated by the 
administrators, advisors — college employees who are competent in their fields — provide an environ- 
ment in which student editors and staff members have opportunities to develop journalistic and literary 
skills. Insuring the integrity, quality, and fiscal responsibility of publications, advisors offer guidance and 
supervision, while providing First Amendment guarantees to publications staffs. The College adminis- 
tration supports the efforts of participants to be creative, unbiased, accurate, fair, intelligent, and re- 
sponsible in being representative of and speaking for the student body and the College community. 


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